The features of snow loads on building roofs

S. F. Pichugin,

Yu.V. Dryzhyruk,

N.M. Popovich,

I.V. Chernetska


In this paper the probabilistic model of the snow accumulation on the roofs with height discontinuity was worked out, the decreasing coefficient for the snow load weight was received and the ways of their application in the designing were elaborated. The probabilistic model for impulse stochastic process of snowfall sequence was developed. Data from meteorological stations in Ukraine allow determination of statistical characteristics: average annual snowfall amount and exponential distribution of values of one snowfall. The law of intensity distribution of snow melting has been determined experimentally. The territorial zoning map of Ukraine by characteristic values of the snow load on the roofs that emanate heat was developed.

Słowa kluczowe: building roofs snow load, snow accumulation, snowfall, safety

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