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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Haoen_US
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Benoiten_US
dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, Kim.J.R.en_US
dc.contributor.editorM.H. Faber, J. Köhler, K. Nishijimaen_US
dc.description.abstractSteel drive-in racks are susceptible to structural failure due to accidental impact by operating forklift trucks. Under impact, the upright bends and the supported pallets may drop through the rack to cause structural collapse if the bay opening exceeds the pallet bearing width. This drop-through limit state has not been considered in the existing rack design standards. This paper proposes a simple equation to calculate the equivalent static impact force based on recent tests and finite element analysis of drive-in racks. An impact load factor is developed on the basis of a structural reliability assessment, taking into account the uncertain nature of the impact force, structural resistance and models used in structural analysis. In design practice, the bay opening is determined from factored impact loads, and is not to exceed specified limits.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameICASP 11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationZurick, Switzerlanden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStructural Engineeringen_US
dc.titleReliability-based design for steel drive-in racks under forklift truck impacten_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
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