Full scale measurements on a flat roof area.

S. I. Kim, K. C. Mehta

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Abstract

Test procedures, data acquisition, and results of roof uplift load measurements in a natural wind environment are presented. In addition, development of a statistical model to predict probabilistic uplift load on a flat roof and comparison of the predicted loads with the current standards of practice are discussed. The measurements were made on a building with dimensions of 4.9 m x 4.9 m x 3 m (16 ft x 16 ft x 10 ft). The experiment is unique in the sense that average loads over a surface area are measured instead of the popularly employed technique of measurement of pressures at discrete points. The load measurements and the analysis of the data yield results of loads over a roof area. (A)

Original languageEnglish
JournalIN: PROC. FIFTH INT. CONF. ON WIND ENGINEERING, (FORT COLLINS, U.S.A.: JUL.8-14, 1979), J.E. CERMAK (ED)
Volume1 , New York, U.S.A., Pergamon Press, 1979, Session IV, Paper 2
StatePublished - 1979

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