Seismic Behavior of Steel Storage Pallet Racking Systems

  • Carlo Andrea Castiglioni

Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 457-461

About this book


This book presents the main outcomes of the first European research project on the seismic behavior of adjustable steel storage pallet racking systems. In particular, it describes a comprehensive and unique set of full-scale tests designed to assess such behavior. The tests performed include cyclic tests of full-scale rack components, namely beam-to-upright connections and column base connections; static and dynamic tests to assess the friction factor between pallets and rack beams; full-scale pushover and pseudodynamic tests of storage racks in down-aisle and cross-aisle directions; and full-scale dynamic tests on two-bay, three-level rack models. The implications of the findings of this extensive testing regime on the seismic behavior of racking systems are discussed in detail, highlighting e.g. the confirmation that under severe dynamic conditions “sliding” is the main factor influencing rack response. This work was conceived during the development of the SEISRACKS project. Its outcomes will contribute significantly to increasing our knowledge of the structural behavior of racks under earthquake conditions and should inform future rack design.


Seismic Behavior of Steel Storage Racks Steel Storage Pallet Racking Systems Static Steel Pallet Racks Under Seismic Conditions Adjustable Pallet Racks Full-scale Testing and Foundation Design Warehouse Logistics Static Friction Factor Push-over Test in Down-aisle Direction Dynamic Testing of Storage Rack Systems Pseudodynamic Tests

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo Andrea Castiglioni
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  1. 1.Built Env. & Construction EngineeringPolitecnico di Milano, Dept. of Arch.MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28465-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28466-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7300
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7319
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