Offhand I can't think of anything wrong with this approach.
"Polhemus, Bill" wrote:
> Please help me to refresh my memory:
> The way you want to do this in a simple wind load analysis is:
> 1. Determine steel roof deck type gage.
> 2. Compute G' value from manufacturer's catalogue information.
> 3. Determine an equivalent thickness of flat steel plate that will have G =
> 4. Use this thickness as the property of your "plain stress" element which
> you will put in your model.
> If I'm forgetting stuff, let me know. Sorry, it's been awhile since I've
> done this and I have to be sure I've got it right.