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New Methods for Ponding Analysis of Open Web Steel Joist Roofs

Mark D. Denavit, PE, PhD / University of Tennessee, Knoxville
November 11, 2020
Session Details

This SE University session reviewed requirements for rain loads and ponding on open web steel joist roofs, and showed how the recently improved SJI Roof Bay Analysis Tool helps to meet those requirements. This tool uses the direct analysis method for ponding, allowing engineers to easily perform these necessary analyses while also identifying the most economical roof bay configuration. Several examples were presented with comparisons to traditional methods of assessment defined within the AISC Specification.

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