An investigation on the sliding of pallets on storage racks subjected to earthquake
Degée, Hervé[Université de Liège - ULg > Département ArGEnCo > Département ArGEnCo >]
Denoël, Vincent[Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Mécanique des solides >]
Proceedings of the 7th National Congres on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
NCTAM, 7th National Congres on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
May 29-30, 2006
[en] storage racks ; friction ; sliding
[en] This article presents some basic aspects of a research about the evaluation of the effect of earthquakes on storage racking systems. In particular, it focuses on the possible sliding and friction of the stored good subjected to a horizontal inertial force. In the first part, a theoretical SDOF system is studied to derive general indications on the sliding behavior and to serve as a reference for the validation of a more advanced numerical model. The second part presents then an application of the numerical model to simple rack structures.