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Test Report and Conclusions of wind tunnel testing program sponsored by the AAF.
White paper to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal: “Wind Loads on Screen Enclosures” by Timothy A. Reinhold, P.E., Ph.D., 1999
Mansard Beam Sample Allowable Span Calculation
In accordance with Chapter 20 of the 2007 Florida Building Code – Building and the appropriate sections of the 2005 Aluminum Design Manual, a Mathcad rendering of the beam span design procedure.
Load Width Explanation/Tutorial w/ Examples
Explanation and tutorial of “Load Width”, a concept necessary for the use of prescriptive design methods. (Note: this file is bulky and will take a couple of minutes to download).
Design Check for Posts and Beams in Screen Enclosures (for building departments and engineers)
Updated April 23, 2012 to reflect allowable bending stress and allowable bending moment calculations as prescribed on the spreadsheets listed above. Also includes computations for simultaneous compression and shows the resulting interaction ratio and advises whether design is OK or overstressed
Aluminum Design Manual Allowable Stress Calculations for Industry Standard Hollow Tubes
(The spreadsheet for hollow tubes above has not yet been updated to reflect new calculations in Section 4.7.3 of the 2005 ADM)
These two updated (July 2009) spreadsheets reflect revised techniques of calculation in the 2005 ADM
Allowable Stress Calculations for Industry Standard Self-Mating Beams of 6005T5 or 6061T6 alloy using the 2005 Edition of the Aluminum Design Manual (aluminum.org)
Allowable Stress Calculations for Industry Standard Self-Mating Beams of 6063T6 alloy using the 2005 Edition of the Aluminum Design Manual (aluminum.org)