Wind and Snow Load Calculator

Get Wind Speed and/or Snow Load by Location based on ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991, NBCC 2015, AS/NZS 1170, IS 875 (wind), NSCP 2015 (wind), and CTE DB SE-AE (wind)

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About the Wind and Snow Load Calculator

Wind and Snow Loads are important consideration in structural engineering in the design of a structure. Adding to SkyCiv's already list of free tools, is the Wind and Snow Load Calculator for ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991, NBCC 2015, AS/NZS 1170, IS 875-3 (wind), NSCP 2015 (wind), and CTE DB SE-AE (wind). This easy to use calculator will display the wind speed and ground snow load by location via a wind speed and snow load map as prescribed by the above building codes. The software also allows you to add more information about your building in order to determine the required wind and snow pressures to be applied. There are some limitations to the free version and will allow you to get the local wind speed for 3 searches a day, and number of building type pressures.

This ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991-1-4, NBCC 2015, AS/NZS 1170.2, and NSCP 2015 wind load calculator has been pulled from our full Structural 3D software - that allows you to pull the wind pressure by location and apply it directly to your structural model. You can edit the input to re apply, and as you change your model the wind loads will automatically adjusts themselves so you don't have to delete and reapply!

Wind Speed and Snow Load Calculator

The first step of the software is to pull the wind speed or ground snow load out of the design code based on the user input location or zip code. Simply enter in a location (street address, longitude/latitude, zip code) and the software will give you the corresponding wind speed or ground snow load by location as per the design standard. Entering the location alone will give you the wind speed and ground load, but you can also get the wind and snow pressures and locations from entering some additional variables for the building type.

Wind and Snow Pressure Calculator

Once the wind speed has been calculated, the user can provide additional information regarding the building (such as building height, type and cladding) to get the wind pressure (wind load) based on ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991-1-4, NBCC 2015, AS/NZS 1170.2, IS 875-3, NSCP 2015, and CTE DB SE-AE provisions. It provides the wind load calculations on uplift, leeward, windward and roof forces of a building. The wind pressure calculations will show the wind pressure, and area where the pressures are to be applied. Moreover, the snow pressures can also be generated using ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991-1-3 (select countries), NBCC 2015, and AS/NZS 1170.3 where you can obtain the corresponding balanced and unbalanced snow load based on the roof profile of your building. Some of the building types for the wind load and snow load calculations are locked for the free version, but our cost-effective subscriptions will give you access to everything you need for wind and snow loading!

Detailed Wind and Snow Load Calculations

SkyCiv offers a full design report to show the calculations of the wind and snow pressures, so you can see exactly how the software calculated the wind pressures for ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991-1-4, NBCC 2015, AS/NZS 1170.2, IS 875-3, NSCP 2015, and CTE DB SE-AE, and the snow load for ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16, EN 1991-1-3 (select countries), NBCC 2015, and AS/NZS 1170.3. These are important for any engineer, so they can follow the software's assumptions, calculations and design code references. SkyCiv believes in full transparency, so detailed structural reports is a common with all of our structural software. Upgrade and view the full reports or use this link to see our sample detailed wind load report and this link to see the sample detailed snow load report.

ASCE 7, AS/NZS 1170, NBCC 2015, EN 1991, plus more...

Currently the above wind force software is based on the US, Australia, Canada, select European countries, India, Philippines, and Spain to help engineers determine their design wind and snow pressures for buildings. This is required in a lot of design or building codes and can often be the governing load case in areas with high winds. We are always looking for ways to improve - so if you don't find what you're looking for - please let us know! We are very open and really appreciate feedback and suggestions to improve.

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