Is the Gust-effect (G or Gf) from the ASCE 7-16 Sect. 26.11 considered in RWIND Simulation?


Yes, the Gust-factor G or Gf, can be adjusted in RWIND Simulation. This value can be changed within the "Wind load" tab under "Wind velocity." 

In the ASCE 7-16, the conservative value for the Gust-factor, G, is 0.85 for rigid buildings. The engineer can calculate an alternative and more accurate value. The Gust-effect, Gf, for flexible buildings accounts for size and gust size similar to rigid buildings but also considers dynamic amplification including wind speed, natural frequency, and damping ratio. 


Gust-factor ASCE 7 Dynamic Amplification stiffness


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