Seminar - Vinh Hua - The behaviour of Drive-In storage racks under horizontal impact load
Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
This research is concerned with the behaviour of drive-in storage rack under horizontal impact load in the down aisle direction. Impact loading due to forklift hitting the uprights has been the cause of a majority of structural failure for drive-in rack system.
This research investigates the load path through the rack structure by the use of finite element analysis. A series of parametric study is carried out to study the influence of the number of bay in the down aisle direction to the behaviour of the system. A theoretical model is also developed to compare the results