Heavy snow failures

TitleHeavy snow failures
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1987
AuthorsCoen, C. C., and Crane D. A.
Conference Name55th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 55th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1987
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationVancouver, British Columbia
KeywordsRoof loading, Snow loads

A pictorial representation of various heavy snow failures. The paper includes various structural types: wood, post-tensioned concrete, and steel. It describes the failure of the Blyth Ice-skating Arena, site of the 1960 Olympics, and many other structures. Wood failures include compression perpendicular, horizontal shear, and bending. Also included are impact failures, ice dam failures, and others.