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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Benoiten_US
dc.contributor.authorJ.R. Rasmussen, Kimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T22:31:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T22:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-14T04:06:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0141-0296en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.10.022en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42539
dc.description.abstractThe paper addresses the problem of determining the accidental forklift truck impact forces on steel storage racks. Based on first principles of mechanics, simple models of a loaded forklift truck and a drive-in racking structure are presented. Model masses, as well as stiffness and damping coefficients are calibrated against experimental results obtained from tests of a forklift truck and a drive-in racking structure. Comparisons between experimental results and solutions obtained from the simple mechanical models show that the simple models accurately reproduce the static and dynamic behaviours of their associated structures. Based on the drive-in rack impact test results presented in a companion paper (Gilbert and Rasmussen, submitted for publication) [1] and the simple mechanical models for drive-in racks, actual impact forces are calculated and presented. Finally, using the impact test results and the simple mechanical models, the actual motion of the forklift truck body is calculated. This motion, being a common characteristic to all drive-in racking impacts, allows impact forces to be obtained for various pallet loads, impact elevations and rack characteristics. Thus, the paper concludes with a general method for calculating forces generated under forklift truck impact.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1403en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1409en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEngineering Structuresen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStructural Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090506en_US
dc.titleDetermination of accidental forklift truck impact forces on drive-in steel rack structuresen_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_US
gro.date.issued2011
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