Snow Load Zones, Wind Zones and Earthquake Zones
Knowledge Base | Load Zones for Snow, Wind and Earthquake
Determination of Internal Pressure Coefficient cpi for One-Storey Buildings According to EN 1991-1-4
Wind is the only climatic load acting on every single type of structure in the entire world, different from other loads like snow, for example. The wind size depends on the geographical location of the structure. That is one of the main reasons why today’s standards have regional division (wind zones) and consideration of altitude, as well as variation of dynamic pressure depending on the height above ground for a ‘normal’ site, without masking effect.
Considering Snow Overhang
The ‘Generate Snow Loads’ function provides the option to consider snow overhang. Thus, the load of the snow overhang is applied automatically to the eaves using distributed load or several nodal loads.