Clip Reactions in Standing Seam Roofs of Metal Buildings
Sinno, R. Ralph
Jones, E. William
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Prediction of the clip reactions of a standing seam roof in a metal building under dynamic loading is of great interest because currently static uplift tests are the standard for determining the design load capacity. The use of a static test to replicate a dynamic loading leads to a great amount of debate because clearly a standing seam roof visually behaves very different under the two different types of loads. This leads to the question of whether a static test accurately replicates the magnitude of loads that the roof clips would feel under a dynamic wind load. This study uses a magnetic suspension uplift loading for the simulation of wind tunnel data in comparison with the ASTM E-1592 ?Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Sheet Metal Roof and Siding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference? test to determine clip reactions. An approximate finite element model is also utilized to verify the validity of the experimentally acquired clip reactions to form another comparison.
Fowler, Shaunda Lynn, "Clip Reactions in Standing Seam Roofs of Metal Buildings" (2001). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 1072.