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Title: Estimated snow, ice and rain load prior to the collapse of the Hartford Civic Center Arena roof
Authors: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Redfield, Robert K.
Tobiasson, Wayne.
Colbeck, Samuel C.
Keywords: Cold regions
Loads (forces)
Snow loads
Rain loads
Ice loads
Hartford, Conneticut
Hartford Civic Center
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 79-9.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The roof of the Hartford, Connecticut, Civic Center Arena collapsed under an unknown load of snow, ice and rain early in the morning on 18 January 1978. Based on available meteorological and snow load measurements, 9 estimates for the amount of load present at the time of failure are made using a number of techniques. In addition, previous maximum loads due to snow, ice or rain since the building was constructed are also estimated.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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