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dc.contributor.authorP. Gilbert, Benoiten_US
dc.contributor.authorJ.R. Rasmussen, Kimen_US
dc.contributor.editorR. Bjorhovde, J. E. Harding, G.A.R. Parkeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:53:40Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:53:40Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-16T09:49:46Z
dc.identifier.issn0143974Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jcsr.2010.01.013en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36198
dc.description.abstractThe stability of steel storage racks, which are often unbraced, may depend solely on the pallet beam to upright connector and on the stiffness of the base plate to floor connection. This paper presents experimental results from cyclic tests performed on portal beam to upright bolted moment connections intended for cold-formed steel drive-in and drive-through storage racks. In storage racks, portal beams are typically connected to uprights by "tab connectors", which are costly to manufacture and experience initial looseness. By simply bolting the portal beams to the uprights, bolted moment connections may represent a cost-effective alternative to "tab connectors". A literature review shows that bolted moment connections between cold-formed steel members are economical and feasible. However, experimental results show a significant amount of looseness in the connection after an initial high moment-rotational stiffness. Being slender structures, storage racks are sensitive to the second-order P-? effect, and international racking specifications require the initial looseness of the tab connectors to be considered when analysing the stability of the rack in the down-aisle direction (sway motion). The non-linear cyclic behaviour of bolted moment connections is presented and explained herein. Based on finite element results, it is shown that, for drive-in and drive-through racks, the looseness in bolted moment connections can be ignored in ultimate limit states design. Finally, the paper concludes with proposing two methods, with different degree of complexity, for the design of drive-in and drive-through racks with bolted portal beam to upright bolted moment connections.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom755en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto766en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Constructional Steel Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume66en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStructural Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090506en_US
dc.titleBolted moment connections in drive-in and drive-through steel storage racksen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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