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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Benoiten_US
dc.contributor.authorJ.R. Rasmussen, Kimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:28:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:28:57Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-15T05:46:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0141-0296en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.01.017en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40822
dc.description.abstractExtensively used in the industry to store goods, steel storage racks are frequently subjected to accidental impact forces from operating forklift trucks. There is currently little understanding of the nature of these impact forces, leading to occasional catastrophic failures because of inadequate structural design. International racking design codes deal with impact but use an arbitrary value of impact force with no scientific justification. This paper focuses on an impact-sensitive type of storage rack, called ''drive-in racks''. Contrary to classical ''selective racks'', where pallets are stored on beams and where each single pallet is always accessible, ''drive-in racks'' allow the forklift truck to drive into the rack to store pallets on beam rails, one after the other, on the first-in, last-out principle. This type of design leads to slender uprights in the down-aisle direction, only restrained at the base and at the top. When subjected to an impact force, the bowing of the upright triggers progressive failure by allowing the pallets to drop through. This paper presents experimental results obtained from tests on a complete full-size drive-in rack structure subjected to the impact of a forklift truck. Parametric impact studies using finite element analysis are also presented. Factors affecting the sensitivity of drive-in racking structures to impact are investigated and conclusions are drawn about the parameters most significantly influencing the progressive collapse of this type of rack under impact.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1410en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1422en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEngineering Structuresen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStructural Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090506en_US
dc.titleImpact tests and parametric impact studies on drive-in steel storage racksen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Elsevier. 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.issued2011
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