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How can I apply the wind load by an angular function to the surface (for example, a grain silo, curved wall, etc.)?

Answer

To enter the wind load on the rotation shell, RFEM offers the option of a linearly variable load distribution.

For easier input, it is advantageous if the shell consists of several sections. Eighth-circle sections would be well suited for this. The load can then be defined in the local z-direction with a linear load distribution (see Figure).

Depending on the required accuracy, the sections can of course also be reduced in size.

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