About & Disclaimer
This web site demonstrates the usage of Wind360 and WindPlus components developed by SCI and delivered as a web service:
Wind360, which calculates the peak velocity pressure in 12 directions around the site. This component considers the site altitude, distance from the sea, terrain category and orography. A satellite image of the site assists in the manual input of shielding and separation distances, if needed.
WindPlus, which takes the output from Wind360 and calculates loads on the walls and roofs for four orthogonal directions, if the building orientation is known. WindPlus covers a range of building types.
Although care has been taken to ensure that the calculated resistances are correct, users should verify the output. The Steel Construction Institute and other parties associated with this software and website assume no responsibilities for errors or misusue of this software, or damage arising from use of this software.
1- Site Input: the Site page allows users to define the site location either by its grid reference or post code.
2- Site Analysis: the Site Analysis page allows users to review and edit the automatically calculated intermediate factors which will be used in the calculation of the peak velocity pressures.
3- Building Input: the Building Input page allows users to specify the building dimensions, orientation, etc.
4- Output: the Output page displays the wind analysis results and the wind loads on the building faces.
Both Wind360 and WindPlus are available for software developers as a web based service which may be utilised in web applications, desktop software or spreadsheets – as long as internet access is available. The utilisation of the web service into any software doesn't require any installation or registration. A SDK (software development kit) is available allowing software developers to quickly see how to link and use the wind components.