Pressure loading is loading applied on a 2d surface. In Windas Workstation, it is normally used for Tensile Fabric analysis or Steelwork analysis. Most of the time to simulate wind loading. For tensile membrane analysis, the pressure loading can be applied directly to the membrane element (element type 14). For steelwork, there is no physical surface element in the analysis. We introduce ‘pressure element’ to put these pressure loading in place. The pressure element can be autogenerated by Windas and it would not be accounted in the structural analysis solver.
Pressure loading will be applied to the normal direction of the surface element. Default unit is kN/m2 (kPa),
To assign pressure loading, select the surface elements first.
Using cmd type Add Press. Else, use the menu Add – Loading – Pressure | Wind Pressure.