International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us
10th percentile
Powered by  Scopus
Scopus coverage:
Nov 2018 to May 2020


IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 12, December 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

Use Of Snow And Ice Melting Heating Cables On Roofs Of Existing Buildings

[Full Text]



Metin ONAL, Elif ONAL



Heating Cable, Ice, Inclination, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Roof, Snow



Roofs are construction elements which form the upper part of a building and protect it from the all kinds of fall, wind and sun lights. They are made as inclined or terrace shaped according to the climatic characteristics of the area they are located and their intended use. Inclined type roofs are preferred for aesthetic and / or functionality. It is in interest of mechanical engineering that falling snow on long and effective regions of winter conditions accumulate on the roof surfaces with low inclination due to adhesion force between snowflakes and the roof covering. The mass of snow that turns into ice due to cold weather and wind creates stalactites in the eaves due to gravity. This snow mass leaves/breaks off from inclined surfaces due to the effect of the sun or any vibration and can damage to people or other objects around the building. Falling snow and ice masses from rooftops in urban areas where winter months are intense are also a matter for engineering applications of landscape architecture. In order to prevent snow and icing on the roofs of the buildings located especially in busy human and vehicle traffic routes, the use of heating cables is a practical method. The icing can be prevented by means of the heating cables selected according to the installed power to be calculated based on the type of roof and the current country. The purpose of this study is to introduce heating systems to be mounted on the roofs with a lesser workmanship in a short period instead of difficulties and costs that would occur by increasing the roof inclination in present buildings as well as explaining their working principles.



[1] Gurer, C., (2008). ‘‘Introduction to Course and Roofs’’. Course Notes, Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey

[2] http://forum.structural.net/showthread.php?t=21656

[3] http://w3.gazi.edu.tr/~balbasi/PART-7.pdf

[4] Kantaroglu, O., (2011). Water Strategies in High Performance Buildingshttp://www.group360.com.tr/wpcontent/uploads/2017/04/su.pdf

[5] https://inspectapedia.com/roof/Roof_Slope_Pitch_Definitions.php

[6] Dal, M. and Yilmaz, D., (2015). The Negative Impact of Water-Moisture to Building Elements and Building Comfort. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci.: Cilt:1, ss:89-99.

[7] http://infinito-e-diverso-els.blogspot.com.tr/2011/10/questao-sobre-tensao-superficial.html

[8] Topcu, A. Snow Load and Collapsing Roofs. Eskisehir Osmangazi University. September 2006-2012. http://mmf2.ogu.edu.tr/atopcu/

[9] Secer, M. and Kural, M.E., (2010). The Investigation of Loads Affecting Steel Structures. 5th National Roof & Facade Symposium 15th-16th April, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Architecture, Tinaztepe Settlement Buca – Izmir, Turkey

[10] http://www.samm.com/tr/snow-melting-roof-gutter.html

[11] https://www.cnet.com/topics/smart-home/best-smart-home-devices/best-smart-thermostats/

[12] Alptekin, G.O., Bostancioglu, E., Kasapoglu, E., (2014, Nisan). Depending on Climate Zone, Roof Evaluation of Slope. 7th National Roof and Facade Symposium. Yıldız Technical University. Besiktas-Istanbul, Turkey

[13] Onal, M, (2010), Production of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites with Al2O3 and TiC, Master's Thesis, Ataturk University Institute of Science and Technology, Erzurum, Turkey.