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Dutch gable?...Get out the wind tunnel.  I'm building one in my back yard right now.  I'm just not sure how to wind tunnel test my wind tunnel.

Doug Mayer <doug.mayer(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I?m muddling my way through the ASCE 7-05 wind provisions and I?m not quite sure how to handle a dutch gable, specifically when determining the external pressure coefficient.  Would you just consider it a hip roof when determining pressures parallel to the ridge?  Or can it be idealized as a gable?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Doug Mayer, SE
Structural Engineer

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