Wind pressures and suctions on roofs

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 68
Physical description4 p.
Subjectroofing; wind loads; pressure gradients; roof parapets; Wind loads; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractAlthough the dangers of damage to roofs from hurricane winds are vaguely appreciated by most people, the nature and distribution of wind forces are not generally understood. The subject is complicated and some understanding of air flow around buildings is required as a basis for sound roof design. It is the purpose of this Digest to assist the reader in acquiring this understanding.
PublisherDivision of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Pressions du vent et phénomènes d'aspiration sur les toits
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number1244
NPARC number20326398
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Record identifier1fb8a501-9f74-4f74-9584-3c9efdaa163f
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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