A comparison of the resistance of Temporary Edge Protection Systems to static and dynamic loads

González García, María de las Nieves and Cobo Escamilla, Alfonso and Castaño Cabañas, Ángel and Prieto Barrio, Maria Isabel (2015). A comparison of the resistance of Temporary Edge Protection Systems to static and dynamic loads. "Informes de la construcción", v. 67 (n. 538); ISSN 0020-0883. https://doi.org/10.3989/ic.13.161.

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Title: A comparison of the resistance of Temporary Edge Protection Systems to static and dynamic loads
Author/s:
  • González García, María de las Nieves
  • Cobo Escamilla, Alfonso
  • Castaño Cabañas, Ángel
  • Prieto Barrio, Maria Isabel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Informes de la construcción
Date: 2015
ISSN: 0020-0883
Volume: 67
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Safety guardrails, flexural strength, deformation, static load, impact
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Temporary Edge Protection Systems (TEPS) are designed to withstand the impact of a worker that walks, stumbles, and falls against them. This is by nature a dynamic action; however, many standards evaluate TEPS when the surface or slope is slightly inclined (less than 10°), applying static requirements. The performance requirements demanded by these standards are assumed to be equivalent to the impact of a worker, however this point has not been tested. In this study, TEPS with tubular steel guardrails and wooden boards of different quality under two types of loads are evaluated using the static requirements detailed in standard EN 13374. TEPS are subjected to an impact energy of 180 J, simulating a worker of 90 kg walking at a speed of 2 m/s. The results demonstrate that the static requirements of EN 13374 are more demanding than the impact of 180 J in all the systems under study.

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Item ID: 40830
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40830/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40830
DOI: 10.3989/ic.13.161
Official URL: http://informesdelaconstruccion.revistas.csic.es/index.php/informesdelaconstruccion/article/view/4225/4879
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Apr 2017 12:17
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 12:17
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