Shelter Frame Analysis
The Shelter Frame Analysis begins with a shelter dimensional drawing from the client. The dimensional drawing is then converted into a three dimensional SolidWorks model.The three dimensional drawing is then saved into SolidWorks Simulation Beam Analysis, where the individual shelter frame members are converted into beam members, with the same material properties as the original shelter.
Wind load pressure is determined using methods outlined in AISC 7-05, chapter 6. These wind load pressures are then converted to wind load forces by multiplying these pressures by various shelter frame covering areas. A sample of these wind load pressure to wind load force calculations are shown on the bottom right of this page. The calculations were performed using Maple 16.
Slide-1: Photo of shelter structure mounted on Shipping Containers.
Slide-2: 3D SolidWorks model of shelter structure mounted on Shipping Containers.
Slide-3: Shelter Stress Plot. Shelter structure is subjected to a Wind Load = 120 mph.
Slide-4: Shelter Deflection Plot. Shelter structure is subjected to a Wind Load = 120 mph.