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How to Determine Damping

How to Determine Damping

We can all grasp the physical attributes of a stack such as the height, weight, diameters, etc.; however, what is the stack’s structural damping?  Does MecaStack estimate the damping of the stack?  Is there any harm in just arbitrarily changing the damping...
Getting High on Wind

Getting High on Wind

I am an amateur cyclist, and I typically ride my bike on trails in my home of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at an elevation of 700 ft [213 m].  One year I took my bike on a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado at an elevation of 9,000 ft [2743 m].  The first thing I noticed...
MecaWind is like driving a car

MecaWind is like driving a car

The new MecaWind release provides a new way to select the method used for the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) and the Components and Cladding (C&C). The results can be different based upon the MWFRS method and C&C method selected.  The question now is...
It’s not my Default

It’s not my Default

There is a feature in MecaWind that is seldom used, but can be very helpful. It’s a feature under the File Menu called “Save Current File as Default”. What does it do? When this feature is is selected, it takes the current file and sets it up as the...
The Next Big Thing in Lifting Lug Design

The Next Big Thing in Lifting Lug Design

All structural design is important but verifying that the lifting lug design is adequate to lift a piece of heavy equipment might just be one of the most important things an Engineer can design. Engineers often design structures and equipment for extreme wind, seismic...