DDB Wind Load Study, Now Published With OD Series Enclosures
January 5, 2012
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF OD, 2OD, & 3OD ENCLOSURES FOR 150 MPH WIND LOADING
Several structural analyses were performed on the OD, 2OD, & 3OD (Outdoor) enclosures to verify their integrity in high-wind conditions. There is no single comprehensive design code that governs enclosures of this nature, especially in terms of structural integrity. This analysis combined several ASCE codes along with general engineering principals to develop criteria to verify these enclosures’ structural integrity. This report details the steps taken to verify compliance. This analysis proves that the OD, 2OD, & 3OD enclosures are safe for operation in winds up to 150MPH.