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If you have an NOA specified maximum wind pressure determined based on testing performed to an overall system (i.e. roof panels over several spans of purlins) consistently loaded over the overall system, is one to use the tributary of any one component or the tributary area of the entire system, as tested?

 

Is there any official documents that describe which method is correct?

 

Richard Calvert, EIT 

Project Engineer

 

Lindemann Bentzon Bojack

Architects & Engineers

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