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Parkade Height Limiter Design

Parkade Height Limiter Design

Parkade Height Limiter Design

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I am would like to design an HSS frame for the entrance of a parkade that will limit the height of vehicles. Is there a standard that I should be using? I am not sure if we are to use an impact load or should I just design for wind and seismic. Any help would be great.

RE: Parkade Height Limiter Design

I think these are not meant to actually resist an impact force without failure but are meant more as a psychological deterrent.

I’ve seen tubes hanging from chains before.

No one wants their prize truck to get dented.

So wind and seismic based design would make the most sense.

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RE: Parkade Height Limiter Design

(OP)
Thank you JAE and Brian for responding to my thread.

RE: Parkade Height Limiter Design

We call those 'headache bars'. Here's one we looked at that got knocked over by a truck. Interesting to see two different failure modes: Weld rupture on one and anchorbolt failure on the other side!

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