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Title: Analysis of roof snow load case studies : uniform loads
Authors: J. Ray McDermott Co.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
O'Rourke, Michael F.
Koch, P.
Redfield, Robert K.
Keywords: Building codes
Building standards
Snow loads
Structural design
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 83-1.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Roof snow load case studies gathered throughout the United States over a three-year period are analyzed. The objective of the analysis is to determine a relationship between the snow load on the ground and the corresponding uniform snow load on flat and sloped roofs. The main parameters considered are the thermal characteristics of the roof, the roof slope and the exposure of the structure. Exposure has the strongest effect on the ratio of ground to roof snow loads. Comparisons are made with existing and proposed building codes and standards.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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