Parameters Survey and Experiment on Steel Scaffold Components
Ten construction sites are chosen as survey places, and several parameters for scaffold designing are collected, such as the wall thickness of steel tube, the weight of three kinds of couplers, the working tighten-moment on belts of couplers. Corresponding to different tighten-moment of the right angle coupler and anti-slipping tests are carried out. Reliability of 97% and wall thickness of 2.7mm should be considered in scaffold designing only about 10% of the practical used couplers comply with the National Code. The working tighten-moment of couplers should be 40 ～ 50N • m, which is up to the load bearing capacity of coupler.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
C. L. Chang and J. X. Song, "Parameters Survey and Experiment on Steel Scaffold Components", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 1513-1516, 2012