Experimental investigations on ultimate behavior of fabricated mobile scaffolds

Heesoo Kim, Jeonghyeon Lim, Jeonghwa Lee, Young Jong Kang, Seungjun Kim

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A fabricated mobile scaffold has various components, including vertical members, horizontal members, braces, work plates, and castor wheels. In Korea, the structural performance of each member must be validated based on member‐level structural safety criteria; this means that rigorous evaluation methods are required to secure the system‐level structural safety of the fabricated mobile scaffold. To suggest rational system‐level structural safety criteria and effective evaluation methods, the characteristics of the structural behaviors of the assembled structure must be investigated first. Unlike other temporary equipment, it is a product that requires convenience of use and ease of movement. Therefore, to secure the safety and usability of the structure, it is necessary to evaluate the ultimate behavior of a mobile scaffold fabricated with various material and structural types. In an experimental study, the ultimate mode and load‐bearing capacity were investigated, and the appropriateness of the required performance of the mobile scaffold was reviewed. Three types of experimental test models with different materials (steel and aluminum) and stories (single‐story and three‐story erection) were selected and examined for vertical loads. Based on the experimental results, the ultimate behavior characteristics of the fabricated mobile scaffold were analyzed, and the ultimate load was identified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number851
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun


  • Buckling
  • Construction safety
  • Fabricated mobile scaffold
  • Load test
  • Temporary equipment
  • Ultimate behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys


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