1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 5:59 AM by James Riddell

    Finding Peak Displacement of building from wind

    John Weldon

      So I'm a COMPLETELY new user of solidworks. A project I am working on demands I find the maximum displacement of the tip of the empire state building when subjected to wind forces.


      So to get a general idea before completely going all out and sketching a well done building, I am just doing a rectangle for practice and to get some results.


      My question is, how would I go about simulating a wind force on the part? It would be fixed at the bottom (ground obviously) In a perfect world, I would like a wind speed of "xxx" km/h acting on the part for say 5 seconds to attempt to simulate a real wind gust.


      Would this be a flow simulation? How would I go about setting this up?


      Thank you in advance!