Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Abstract

The results of an on-going research program to develop a design procedure for perforated industrial storage rack columns are presented. The design procedure includes the effects of distortional buckling. The types of columns studied include those commonly used in Europe and some that are used in the US. The design procedure is being developed based on finite element studies verified by physical testing. The design procedure involves the use of the current US rack column design approach with an extension to distortional buckling with Finite Strip Method (FSM) solutions and Direct Strength Method (DSM) approaches. The approach originally developed for individual columns is being studied for the behavior of such columns in a rack frame.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-24-2012

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2012 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Design of Perforated Industrial Storage Rack Columns for Distortional Buckling

The results of an on-going research program to develop a design procedure for perforated industrial storage rack columns are presented. The design procedure includes the effects of distortional buckling. The types of columns studied include those commonly used in Europe and some that are used in the US. The design procedure is being developed based on finite element studies verified by physical testing. The design procedure involves the use of the current US rack column design approach with an extension to distortional buckling with Finite Strip Method (FSM) solutions and Direct Strength Method (DSM) approaches. The approach originally developed for individual columns is being studied for the behavior of such columns in a rack frame.