Evaluation of Roofing Systems in Malaysia Based on MS 1553, BS 6399, EC1-1-4 and IS 875 Wind Codes

Sambu Potty, Narayanan and Seavhai, Kang (2014) Evaluation of Roofing Systems in Malaysia Based on MS 1553, BS 6399, EC1-1-4 and IS 875 Wind Codes. In: ICCOEE2014, June 3- 5 , 2014, KLCC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.



This paper evaluates the performance of different roofing sheet systems for different roof types using four different codes namely MS 1553, EC1-1-4, IS 875 and BS 6399. The maximum roof pressures using different codes (MS 1553, EC1-1-4, IS 875 and BS 6399) on critical and general area of the different roof types considering buildings with non-dominant opening, dominant opening and canopies have been evaluated. The maximum recommended wind speed in MS 1553 namely 33.5 m/s has been used as the reference for the numerical comparison. The major differences in the codes include averaging time for wind speed, terrain, reference height, and pressure coefficients. The study examines the conservativeness or not of the codes if used in the Malaysian context, even though they have been developed for a different wind climate and region. Further, the results of static test on different steel roofing sheets used in Malaysia using AS 1562.1 available as the limit state wind pressure capacities in the technical brochures are compared with design wind pressures for critical and interior regions of the roof for different wind zones. The suitability of a particular roofing sheet system for a particular wind zone is then assessed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:averaging time, pressure, pullout, rectangular building, roofing sheet, wind speed
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:11230
Deposited On:19 Aug 2014 03:07
Last Modified:19 Aug 2014 03:07

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