Seminar - Benoit Gilbert - 3D load transfer in Drive-in racks - Full-scale experiment to improve design
Wednesday 1 November 2006, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
Storage racks are widely used in the industry and their structural behaviour is quite complicated. A lack of experimental results and a not well understood 3D load transfer of a specific rack type, Drive-in rack, can lead to catastrophic failures. This problem will be overcome using experimental techniques and finite elements analysis. Scientifically design guidelines for the industry will be isuued.