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Snow accumulation load EC1-1-3 5.3.6

Description

This script calculates and applies snow accumulation surface load according to EC1-1-3 5.3.6. The calculation is done separately in an Excel spreadsheet. The necessary measurements are done on the model through an input dialogue after the start of the script run. Data is then read out to the Excel spreadsheet, which calculates the load intensities and shape parameters. The results are read back into Descript, which applies the load on the model if requested. The load intensity calculation works for any valid input, however the load placement works only for a single rectangular horizontal surface.

Excel
Snow load

The author

Márton Lendvai

Responsible for planning and testing of software features and engineering-related tasks.