Calculates wind pressures per ASCE 7-05 and 7-10 (user-selectable) "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures" for All types of buildings and structures. Performs Gust calculations for Rigid and flexible structures, with the gust factor for flexible structures based upon the natural frequency and damping of the structure. Also calculates the topographic factors and provides a comprehensive list of all shape factors for the structure and attachments.
MECAWind will handle low rise (<= 60 ft) buildings, using either the detailed (Method 2) or the simplified (Method 1) provisions. MECAWind can also be used to calculate wind loads on buildings greater than 60 ft in height.
Different wind directions can be changed easily by re-entering the width and depth of the structure relative to the wind. All force coefficients are calculated for windward walls, leeward walls, side walls, roof's perpendicular to ridge, roof's parallel to ridge, and roof overhangs. MECAWind also calculates the force coefficients and wind pressures for Components and Cladding, simply by entering the width, span, and zone for the component.