Roof Tester

The I.F.I. Roof Tester has been designed for wind stability tests on roofing systems. It enables the realistic simulation of the wind gustiness with short time suctions of up to 10 kPa. Roof systems of dimensions 6 m x 1,5 m may be tested. The test specimen, e. g. loosely laid and mechanically attached or adhesively attached membranes are subjected to wind load cycles typical for a 5 year return period. The failure load and the admissible system load are determined by increasing the load level in consecutive cycles. Typical failure modes observed on roofs, e. g. fatigue failures, may be realistically investigated with the I.F.I. roof tester.

The testing method developed by I.F.I. is the basis for the wind stability test described in the European Guideline ETAG006 (March 2000) and in similar test procedures used in Canada and the U.S.

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