Get wind speeds directly from your design code, via SkyCiv’s interactive design wind speed map
Calculating wind loads is not always an easy process. That’s why SkyCiv has released a free interactive wind speed map to help engineers pull wind speeds on various locations from simply entering in a site location. Currently, the wind speed map supports the following design codes and site locations:
|Design Standard||Countries/Regions Supported|
|ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16||United States|
|AS/NZS 1170.2||Australia and New Zealand|
|EN 1991-1-4||Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and United Kingdom|
SkyCiv’s Design Wind Speed Map
By simply entering the project address, Zip Code or city (or even click-dragging the red pin) – the wind speed and elevations will immediately display on both the map (via a dialog box) and the left column input fields. These values can be changed at any time for use with the ASCE 7, AS/NZS 1170.2, NBCC 2015 or EN 1991-1-4 pressure calculations.
The various design code wind speed zones have been digitized and rebuilt as this interactive wind speed map for engineers to get accurate wind speeds by locations. The free tool allows up to 3 entries per day before it requires you to sign up for a SkyCiv Free Account. From here you can make as many calls as you like to get the wind speeds of various locations.
Wind Speed maps are important for structural engineers to design buildings as per the site location. The engineer will start by getting a design wind speed to use as the basis of their future design pressure calculations. If you’re looking for examples on how to calculate wind design pressures from design wind speeds, please visit one of the following articles: