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The report presents the results of a survey of the literature dealing with the analysis and design of grillages under normal and axial loads. The requirements of a rigorous design procedure are outlined and compared with the strongly empirical approaches currently employed. The following methods of analysis applicable to grillage structures are discussed: the differential and integral equation and energy formulation in terms of plate and beam theories, the analysis of an equivalent orthotropic plate or beam grid, and the discrete element methods. The survey has shown that neither a completely satisfactory method for the working stress analysis nor a method for the ultimate strength analysis of grillages under combined normal and axial loads is yet available. It is suggested that one of the discrete element methods, either the lumped parameter or finite element approach, be adapted for both the working stress and ultimate strength analysis of grillages under combined loads. (Author).
Report to the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report provides a better understanding of parking garage live loads and recommends an appropriate value for design. Based on a load survey conducted in nine parking garages in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, statistical analyses were carried out of the equivalent uniform distributed loads. These produce the maximum column axial loads and beam midspan moments that the building is expecting to experience during its lifetime. The dynamic amplifications resulting from vehicle motions on the decks and ramps were also investigated, and results suggest a possible reduction of the design live load from the current value of 50 psf, as stipulated in the ASCE-7 and Uniform Building Code, to 40 psf, but with no allowance for reduction according to bay area.