Analysis-based 2D design of steel storage racks

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Title Analysis-based 2D design of steel storage racks
Author Rasmussen, K. J. R.; Gilbert, Benoit
Journal Name International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Abstract The paper presents a study of the capacities of steel rack frames based on linear analysis (LA), geometric nonlinear analysis (GNA), and geometric and material nonlinear analysis (GMNIA). In the case of linear and geometric nonlinear analyses, the design is carried out to the Australian cold-formed steel structures AS/NZS4600. The study includes braced, unbraced, and semi-braced frames, and compact and noncompact cross sections. The paper shows axial force and bending moment paths for geometric and geometric and material nonlinear analyses, and explains the differences observed in the design capacities obtained using the different types of analysis based on these paths. The paper provides evidence to support the use of advanced GMNIA for the direct design of steel rack frames without the need for checking section or member capacities to a structural design standard.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219455411004403
Copyright Statement Electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 11(5), 2011, pp. 929-947, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219455411004403. Copyright World Scientific Publishing Company http://www.worldscinet.com/ijssd/
Volume 11
Issue Number 5
Page from 929
Page to 947
ISSN 0219-4554
Date Accessioned 2011-10-03
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Structural Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42721
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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