Bild zum Projekt Urheberrecht: © Institut für Stahlbau

Short description

European Racking Federation (ERF) is currently developing a preliminary normative document
(prFEM 10.2.08) on the base of recent research works. However this document is still far from
becoming a Euronorm (EN), in particular due to remaining lacks of knowledge leading to
conservative design rules and consequently to strong technical limitations when designing static
steel pallet racks with respect to seismic safety. The objective of the proposal is to solve these
limitations by increasing knowledge on actual structural behaviour and ductility and to assess
design rules for earthquake conditions by full-scale testing and numerical simulation.

Research program