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?
You could simplify this much further (and not agree with real-world response) and apply a uniform pressure across a cross section, say the diagonal to get the largest response, and see what the displacement would be. IDK how you'd characterize the "material" of the building but it would be a linear static problem to get a feel for what might really happen.