Possible damage to Duxford Hangar roof

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Be warned , may be damage to the hangar roof at Duxford  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2585711714872937&set=gm.1044297625916650&type=3&theater

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-storm-ciara-m11-closed-21461818

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Photos online of the 'super hangar' with panels missing from one end, not good.

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This Hangar appears to get wind damage each time we have the 1 in 10 year winds, hopefully that's it

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This Hangar appears to get wind damage each time we have the 1 in 10 year winds, hopefully that's it

Don't you mean the ten in one year winds? If so, I doubt that's it!

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AA you are correct, it was a bit of a tongue in cheek as the weather for casters keep saying this storm is a one in ten years event.

That Hangar has taken a bit of flak over the years !

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M11 and A505 still closed this morning....

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I believe this roof has been affected before -surely airfield , wind should ring a warning bell.New flashy designs are fine if they work.The cost of shutting the M11 and the A505 until possibly Wednesday must be horrendous.

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I have a theory that the roof is an aerofoil shape and when the wind is in a SSW direction the airflow over the top of the roof acts like a wing and generates lift. Result is the departure of roof panels due to the hold down mechanism not being designed for loads in that direction. My guess at a solution would be a series for baffles to break up the airflow and reduce the lift.