Loads – Introduction

Loads, and what the steel detailer should know Some may argue that and understanding of loads and how they affect a steel structure is the realm of the engineer and designer, which is absolutely true – but it’s an advantage to any structural steel detailer to have at least a basic understanding of what it …

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Wind Loads

Wind loads are essentially horizontal in nature and are exerted by wind pressure acting upon the external surfaces of the structure, and like a sailboat, the greater the surface area presented to the wind, the greater the force. Wind pressure is directly related to wind velocity. At ground level, the wind velocity is virtually zero …

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