Structural modeling and analysis of modular falsework systems

J. L. Peng, A. D.E. Pan, W. F. Chen, T. Yen, Siu Lai Chan

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This paper presents a study on the structural modeling and analysis of modular falsework systems. The structural model of a two-story door-type modular falsework system is developed based on the observed behavior of full-scale tests. The effects of initial imperfections, connection stiffness, and boundary conditions are investigated. The use of simplified two-dimensional models for analyzing three-dimensional falsework assemblies is examined. The paper discusses the slippage of wooden shores as a possible cause of failure. The study concludes that the use of shoring extensions as the most significant factor that reduces the load-carrying capacity of modular falsework systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1251
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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