A study on slip and fall of stacked cargoes in automated warehouse

Machiko Yasukawa, Masayoshi Takaki, Haruyuki Kitamura, Daiki Sato, Toshiaki Sato

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An automated warehouse is a system which automatically controls the storing and shipping of a large number of cargoes in small floor spaces. In the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, many automated warehouses shut down because of the fall of stacked cargoes, and the recovery needs a long time. The importance of the seismic countermeasure preventing the fall of cargoes is noticed from the business continuity planning. The authors developed two countermeasures; one is the vibration control system and the other is the base isolation system. For developing these countermeasures, it is important to clarify the falling behaviors of cargoes. Shaking table tests were conducted for evaluating them. This paper describes the experimental results focusing on the dynamic characteristics of cargoes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-192
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number732
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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