Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

C&C Wind Load on Open Building

C&C Wind Load on Open Building

C&C Wind Load on Open Building

How does one determine the C&C wind load on walls of an open building? ASCE 7-16 Section 30.7 details how to calculate C&C loads on roofs, but not walls. Am I missing something?

RE: C&C Wind Load on Open Building

Well open buildings typically don't have walls. Are you referring to wind on things like drop beams? I believe ASCE 7 says to treat them like inverted parapets.

RE: C&C Wind Load on Open Building

The building is open one side and has a glass wall on the other side.

RE: C&C Wind Load on Open Building

I'm pretty sure this would classify as partially enclosed, not open. An open building has >80% of the area of each wall open. Sounds like you just have one and the rest are closed. Sort of like a bus stop shelter?

It'll be based on the internal pressure coefficient for the building based on the enclosure classification, which would be +/-0.55 I would think.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close