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Finding Peak Displacement of building from wind

Question asked by John Weldon on Apr 8, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 by Jim Riddell

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!

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