This study aims at exploring the effects of both static and dynamic loading of volcanic ash on a building roof, by proposing a revision of the building regulations with the objective of making existing and future European buildings more resilient to volcanic ash loading on the buildings in the prone areas. Preliminary results show that there is a direct proportionality between deformations of the roof and the load due to weight of the impacting ash as demonstrated through simulation tests using a finite element method.
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jan 2019|
|Event||The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group International Annual Meeting: VMSG 2019 - University of St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Jan 2019 → 10 Jan 2019
|Workshop||The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group International Annual Meeting|
|Period||8/01/19 → 10/01/19|
- volcanic ash roof strength
Quainoo, P., Petford, N., Kaczmarczyk, S., & Elbanhawy, E. (2019). A Revision to European Building Code EN1991 for Static and Dynamic Roof Loading by Volcanic Ash. Poster session presented at The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group International Annual Meeting, Fife, United Kingdom.