Roof sheathing wind loads on wood-frame residential houses

Eri Gavanski, Gregory A. Kopp, Peter J. Vickery

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Abstract

Wind loads acting on roof sheathing on typical low-rise, wood-frame houses were examined with respect to a wide range of parameters. The parameters which have significant effect on wind loads acting on roof sheathing were found to be roof shape and upstream terrain. In order to achieve an effective prescriptive standard, it would to be beneficial to discriminate by terrain and roof zone in the case of gable roofs; and by terrain, roof height, and roof slope in the case of hip roofs. Comparison of the measured wind loads with those of ASCE7-10 indicates that ASCE7-10 substantially underestimates the wind loads on roof sheathing for both roof shapes, although to a lesser degree for hip roofs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationWind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Pages105-115
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2013 Jun 162013 Jun 20

Publication series

Name12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Volume1

Other

Other12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period13/6/1613/6/20

Keywords

  • Gable roofs
  • Hip roofs
  • Low-rise buildings
  • Roof sheathing
  • Wind loads
  • Wood-frame houses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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