By Carlo Andrea Castiglioni
This ebook offers the most results of the 1st eu examine undertaking at the seismic habit of adjustable metal garage pallet racking structures. particularly, it describes a finished and specified set of full-scale assessments designed to evaluate such habit. The checks played contain cyclic exams of full-scale rack parts, specifically beam-to-upright connections and column base connections; static and dynamic checks to evaluate the friction issue among pallets and rack beams; full-scale pushover and pseudodynamic assessments of garage racks in down-aisle and cross-aisle instructions; and full-scale dynamic assessments on two-bay, three-level rack versions. the results of the findings of this huge checking out regime at the seismic habit of racking platforms are mentioned intimately, highlighting e.g. the affirmation that lower than serious dynamic stipulations “sliding” is the most issue influencing rack reaction. This paintings used to be conceived throughout the improvement of the SEISRACKS undertaking. Its results will give a contribution considerably to expanding our wisdom of the structural habit of racks less than earthquake stipulations and may tell destiny rack design.