Recent research on the design and behaviour of drive-in steel storage racking systems
Benoit P. Gilbert
Kim J. R. Rasmussen
|Issue:||"Steel Construction", December 2011, n. 4 v. 4|
This paper summarizes a recently completed research programme carried out at the University of Sydney on drive-in steel storage racks subjected to horizontal impact loads. Impact loads develop frequently during the normal operation of drive-in racks when the forklift truck strikes an upright on entering or leaving a bay, and may lead to local or global collapse. The collapse follows the bowing of the upright which may cause a pallet to drop off the supporting beam rails and initiate progressive collapse down through the bay and possibly into adjacent bays as well.
|Keywords:||design, finite element analysis, steel storage racks, drive-in racks, impact force, experiments, mechanical models|