• Carlo Andrea CastiglioniEmail author
Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)


Despite their lightness, racking systems carry very high live load (many times larger than the dead load, opposite of what happens for usual civil engineering structures) and can raise a considerable height. Prediction of the structural behaviour of pallet racks is difficult because is affected by the particular geometry of their structural components: members made by high slenderness thin-walled, open-section profiles (hence prone to global, local and distortional buckling problems), beam-to-upright and base-plate joints exhibiting a non-linear behaviour.


Pushover Analysis Column Base Deep Beam Rotation Capacity Base Isolation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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