Sliding Snow on Sloping Roofs

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 228
Physical description6 p.
SubjectRoofing; snow (snowfall); sliding (process); roofs; slope; snow loads; Snow and Ice loads
AbstractThis digest discusses the mechanisms and forces involved when snow slides down smooth metal or glass roofs and shows how to compute the forces that sliding snow imposes on chimneys, parapets and snow fences. It also discusses the dangers associated with sliding snow, icicles, ice dams and ice build-up on sidewalks.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Glissement de la neige sur les toits en pente
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3502
NPARC number20331099
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Record identifier0178340d-cb9e-4e07-8e04-94551cc337d6
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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