Pushover analysis for cold formed storage rack structures

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Abstract

This study investigated the progressive collapse of cold formed storage rack structures subjected to seismic loading, using pushover analysis. A simple storage rack cold formed steel structure was analyzed with static, non-linear procedure in accordance with FEMA 356 specifications and progressive collapse recorded such as occupancy, immediate occupancy, life safety and collapse prevention. Pushover analysis was found to be a useful analysis tool for the conventional storage racking systems giving good estimates of the overall displacement demands, base shears and plastic hinge formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-500
Number of pages12
JournalJordan Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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