Understanding low-sloped roofs under Hurricane Charley from field to practice

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1520/JAI101055
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of ASTM International
Volume4
IssueNov/Dec. 10
Pages113; # of pages: 13
Subjectroofs, hurricanes, parapet, internal pressure, wind tunnel, dynamic tests, wind loads; Roofs
AbstractThis research examined the field performance of low-sloped roofs based on the effects of three important parameters: corner wind suction, parapets and internal pressure. The paper presents scientific documentation for each parameter and discusses how field observations reflect fundamental principles. It presents correlations developed for roof wind design, compares calculations of North American codes of practice for wind design data to show the impact of science and field observation on durable roof design, and provides recommendations for improving roof design for hurricane prone regions.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50023
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NPARC number20377807
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Record created2012-07-24
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