Title

Progressive collapse prevention of drive-in steel storage racks

RIS ID

85588

Publication Details

Yadwad, S. & Teh, L. H. (2013). Progressive collapse prevention of drive-in steel storage racks. In A. Zingoni (Eds.), Research and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (pp. 693-698). Leiden, Netherlands: CRC Press.

Abstract

Unlike residential and commercial buildings, a more effective and rational approach to preventing progressive collapse in storage racks is to sacrifice the bay where a local failure initiates. The cost of a confined collapse of one bay is insignificant compared to the cost of a progressive collapse. This paper investigates the use of fuse connectors between the portal beams and the uprights of typical drive-in steel storage racks for preventing a local collapse in a bay from propagating to adjacent bays. Through nonlinear dynamic analysis, it identifies the topology and conditions where fuse connectors may be effective.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15963-127