Local Wind Pressures on Roofs
The paper reviews the results of the most recent research studies in the evaluation of wind pressure coefficients for the design of roof cladding elements. The effect of roof geometry...

Wind Effects on Loose-Laid Cladding Systems
Modern roofing systems for flat roofs frequently make use of rigid insulation boards, gravel and concrete pavers that are loose-laid on top of the waterproof membrane. The authors have...

Wind Performance of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Pre-seal and post-seal wind resistance of asphalt roofing shingles is discussed. A test method for evaluating pre-seal wind damage is described. Wind tunnel testing results are presented...

Ballasted Single Ply Design Guide Development
A new roofing concept called ballasted single ply has now captured about 25% of the new and retrofit flat roof market. This concept relies on the use of ballast to provide the wind resistance...

Toronto Skydome Retractable Roof Stadium—The Roof Concept and Design
The Toronto SkyDome is a first of its kind sports stadium with a retractable roof which results in, essentially, a fully open air stadium with the roof fully retracted. This unique roof,...

A New Proposal of Design Wind Loads for Beams Supporting Long-Span Roofs
The wind tunnel testings of wind pressures acting on long-span roofs are carried out. Dynamic wind pressures are measured simultaneously at a lot of points on the roofs. The instantaneous...

Subsidence Control by High Volume Grouting
Mine grouting programs generally fall into two general methods: flushing and grout columns. With the flushing method, the entire mine under the area to be protected is filled. Grout columns...

Coal Mine Subsidence and Structures
Underground coal mining has occurred beneath 32 multiplied by 10**9m**2 (8 million acres) of land in the United States and will eventually extend beneath 162 multiplied by 10**9m**2 (40...

Experimental Studies of Artificial Recharge of Ground Water in Yamagata City, Japan
Experimental studies on artificial recharge of ground water were carried out for three years in Yamagata City, Japan. Two types of installation, pit and basin method were used for recharge....

Time Series Analysis of Wind Pressures on Low Buildings
A new methodology for the description of local wind pressures on the building envelope of mono-sloped roof buildings by using time series analysis is described. A simple AR(1) model has...

A Rule-Based System for Estimating Snow Loads on Roofs

Sound Structure
A new concert hall in Dallas, Tex., has the first acoustical design done with the aid of computer simulations that also dictated the shape of the performance space. Those dictates, in...

Stability of Wood Trusses During Construction

Evaluating Mitigative Options for Critical Facilities in Hurricane Prone Regions
This paper describes, and demonstrates the use of, a methodology to evaluate the safety of occupants in structures subjected to hurricane forces. Occupant safety is expressed in terms...

Anchorage Forces for Z-Purlin Supported Standing Seam Roof Systems
This paper presents the results of a limited study to determine if the provisions of Section D. 3. 2. 1 'Anchorage Bracing for Roof Systems Under Load with Top Flange Connected...

Dynamic Analysis of Cable Roof Structures—A Bibliography

Performance of an Earthquake Excited Roof Diaphragm
The objective of this paper is to study the earthquake performance of the roof diaphragm of the West Valley College gymnasium in Saratoga, California through a complete set of acceleration...

Roof Membranes: New Systems, New Problems
Market trends in roof membranes are described; most important is the use of single-ply membranes of rubber or plastic in the past decade. A swing to modified bitumen membranes is predicted...

Simulating Snow Loads on Fabric Roofs

Interactive Microcomputer Analysis and Design of Light Gage Steel Roof Systems
A hinderance to the widespread acceptance of the cold-formed steel roof Z-purlin in conventionally engineered buildings is due to the lack of a useful and efficient analysis and design...

 

 

 

 

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