Seminar - Tayakorn Chandrangsu - The Development of Scaffold Research
Wednesday 3 October 2007, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
Scaffolds are temporary structures generally used in construction to support various types of loads. The vertical loads on scaffold can be from labourers, construction equipment, formworks, and construction materials. Commonly, scaffolds must also be designed to withstand lateral loads, for instance, wind loads, impact loads, and earthquake loads.
This presentation will cover brief description of scaffold systems, common causes of scaffold collapses, analysis and modelling of scaffold structures, ultimate load capacities, and my up-to-date research. My research includes 3D nonlinear finite element analysis and modelling of scaffold structures. Furthermore, design optimisation and studies of bracing configuration will be carried out.