Outdoor structures are exposed to wind loading and thus wind actions should be considered in the calculations during the design process.
The assessment of both steady and transient actions contribution due to aerodynamic wind effects on slender bodies is paramount in order to ensure long term design integrity and to avoid accidents. The fluctuating nature of the wind produces alternating stresses that might trigger either a potential fatigue failure or potential structural instabilities.
SDEA’s engineering team has ample experience treating wind data in order to accurately predict the wind loading that will induce fatigue damage in outdoor structures. Our experience in fatigue analyses helps us perform a complete assessment with a multiphysics approach.