Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering

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Pushover Analysis for Cold Formed Storage Rack Structures

Volume 6, No. 4, 2012
Received: 2012/09/26, Accepted:


Sreedhar Kalavagunta; Sivakumar Naganathan; Kamal Nasharuddin Bin Mustapha;


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.


Cold formed steel, Pushover analysis, Plastic hinge, FEMA, ATC, Capacity