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Title: Precast Concrete H-shaped Frames in Pipe Rack Structures

Author(s): Sebastián F. Vaquero, Carlos Salvatore, and Héctor Mackern

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 38

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 42-47

Keywords: beam, column, reinforcement, adapter

Date: 9/1/2016

Abstract:
This article presents a case study of the design and construction of a pipe rack system in an operating petroleum refinery in Argentina. The rack is composed of stacked precast concrete H-frames and connecting beams. The H-frames act as the transverse load-resisting system and the connecting beams act as the longitudinal load-resisting system. The authors believe that this design can be easily adapted for other types of structures, including mid-rise buildings, parking structures, and piers.




  

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