Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...
Re: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow Load[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow Load
- From: David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:33:14 -0800
I don't think it snows much there... UFC 3-310-01 "Structural Load Data" gives some data for various locations throughout the US and for military installations around the world. They give seismic data, but no snow loading data for Lebanon.
Paul,As I recall, there was a roof failure (an airplane hanger, I think) at an airport in the middle east a few years ago. This failure was discussed on this list at that time.Also, as I recall (and the more time passes the poorer my recollections are) the load causing failure was in the order of 10 or 15 p.s.f.Canadian codes of the day (and the provision is still in force) require a minimum roof live load of 1 kPa (20.7 p.s.f.) to accommodate workers and/or building materials on the roof. This, I understand, should apply for maintenance as well as construction. I would suggest that you use this provision as a guideline for your minimum loading consideration.Regards,H. Daryl Richardson----- Original Message -----From: Paul BlombergTo: seaintSent: Friday, February 18, 2011 10:24 AMSubject: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow LoadWe are starting some preliminary engineering on a 44m (145 ft.) pipe bridge that will include a pedestrian component and we are looking for design information. Is there a specific code for Beirut? We found the seismic information for the region but we can't seem to find a solid value for the snow load there.Any help is appreciated.Paul.Phoenix, AZ
David Topete, SE
- Prev by Subject: Re: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow Load
- Next by Subject: Re: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow Load
- Previous by thread: Re: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow Load
- Next by thread: Re: Beirut Lebanon Design Snow Load