Automatic Code Based Wind Loading

  • SAP2000 will automatically generate wind loads based on various domestic and international codes including but not limited to:
    • UBC 94; 97
    • BOCA 96
    • ASCE 7-95; -02; -05
    • NBCC 2005;2010
    • Mexican
    • Chinese 2002
    • IS875 1987
    • User defined
  • Open Structure Wind Loading
    • Users can use the code-based wind loading features of SAP2000 to apply wind loads to open structures. SAP2000 will use the web flanges as the sail areas when applying loads on open structures.

Automatic Code Based Seismic Loading

  • SAP2000 will automatically generate seismic loads based on various domestic and international codes including but not limited to:
    • UBC 94; 97
    • BOCA 96
    • NBCC 95; 2005; 2010
    • IBC 2003; 2006
    • Chinese 2002
    • ISI1893 2002
    • NEHRP 97
    • User coefficient
    • User loads

 

 

Moving Load Generation

  • SAP2000 has a sophisticated moving load generator that allows users to apply moving loads to lanes on frame elements and/or lanes on shell elements.
  • The moving load generator will move a vehicle within the lane to determine maximum envelope conditions. Included is a library of various AASHTO vehicles, International vehicle definitions, Rail Loads, and General Vehicles that are fully customizable.

Wave Load Generation

  • The wave-loading feature automatically generates loading on the structure resulting from waves, current flow, buoyancy and wind.
  • Multi-stepped static linear loading can be generated to simulate the wave moving through the structure.
  • In addition, dynamic (time-history) loading can also be generated to include inertial effects as the wave moves through the structure. The dynamic loading is idealized as a sequential series of overlapping triangular pulse loads applied to the structure.