The building that I calculate is located in the North German Plain. How can I consider the increased snow load?


If you select the design situation "Accidental - Snow - North German Plain," the coefficient for the accidental snow loads (Cesl = 2.30) is automatically taken into account when generating the load combinations. This design situation is usually generated in addition to the general design situations (ULS, SLS).

You can easily check whether a building is located in the North German Plain by entering the location data into the Geo-zone tool Snow, Wind, and Seismic Zone Maps on our homepage (see Figure 03).


North German Plain snow load accidental


[1]   Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 1‑3: General actions - Snow actions; EN 1991‑1‑3:2003 + AC:2009
[2]   National Annex - Nationally determined parameters - Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 1‑3: General actions - Snow actions; EN 1991‑1‑3/NA:2010‑12


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