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dc.rights.licenseRestricted to current Rensselaer faculty, staff and students. Access inquiries may be directed to the Rensselaer Libraries.
dc.contributorO'Rourke, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorSpeck, Robert S., Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:34:15Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:34:15Z
dc.date.created2016-03-01T13:05:17Z
dc.date.issued1984-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1637
dc.descriptionMay 1984
dc.descriptionSchool of Engineering
dc.description.abstractDrifted snow loads on multilevel flat roofed structures account for a large percentage of the building roof losses in the United States, yet little information is presently available which quantitatively describes the factors which influence drift formation. As part of continuing research activities at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a database of snowdrift case histories has been established and is statistically analyzed herein. The process of drift formation is discussed and a relationship between drift height and ground snow load, roof lengths, and roof elevation difference obtained using multiple linear regression is presented. Drift slope and snow density characteristics are studied. Finally, comparisons with drift load provisions in building codes and standards are described and recommendations for future research are made.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectCivil Engineering
dc.titleAnalysis of snow loads due to drifting on multilevel roofs
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid177124
dc.digitool.pid177125
dc.digitool.pid177127
dc.digitool.pid177126
dc.digitool.pid177128
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Civil Engineering.


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