Acceleration and Deflection Analysis for Class C Edge Protection Systems in Construction Work

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dc.contributorGrupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES)es
dc.contributor.authorPomares Torres, Juan Carlos-
dc.contributor.authorIrles Más, Ramón-
dc.contributor.authorSegovia-Eulogio, Enrique-Gonzalo-
dc.contributor.authorFerrer, Belén-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civiles
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2014, 140(8): 04014031. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000870es
dc.identifier.issn0733-9364 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1943-7862 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractThe requirements for edge protection systems on most sloped work surfaces (class C, according to EN 13374-2013 code) in construction works are studied in this paper. Maximum deceleration suffered by a falling body and maximum deflection of the protection system were analyzed through finite-element models and confirmed through full-scale experiments. The aim of this work is to determine which value for deflection system entails a safe deceleration for the human body. This value is compared with the requirements given by the current version of EN 13374-2013. An additional series of experiments were done to determine the acceleration linked to minimum deflection required by code (200 mm) during the retention process. According to the obtained results, a modification of this value is recommended. Additionally, a simple design formula for this falling protection system is proposed as a quick tool for the initial steps of
dc.description.sponsorshipB. Ferrer acknowledges the support of the Generalitat Valenciana through the project GV/2013/009 and the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad through the project
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineerses
dc.rights© ASCEes
dc.subjectEN 13374-2013es
dc.subjectEdge protection systemes
dc.subjectConstruction workses
dc.subjectSafety netses
dc.subjectConstruction materials and methodses
dc.subject.otherMecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructurases
dc.titleAcceleration and Deflection Analysis for Class C Edge Protection Systems in Construction Workes
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