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Horizontal Loading on Handrails.

Author: Dayeh, R. J.
Type: Book
Year: 1985


The matter of loading on handrails was referred to the NBTC by the Standards Association of Australia as part of the Centre's involvement in the revision of AS1170 Part 1. Provisions for design loads on handrails vary significantly for the the American, Australian, British and Canadian codes. Because it is difficult to find the source data upon which these provisions were made and thereby determine their adequacy, it was decided to establish experimentally the magnitude of the horizontal thrusts on handrails resulting from some basic loading situations. This book describes such an experiment to determine the horizontal loads applied to handrails by users.

Further Details

Pages: 10
Publish Location: Chatswood, N.S.W.
Publisher: National Building Technology Centre.
Accession Number: 13.5.03
Keywords: North America, United Kingdom, Australia, assistive device, rail, regulation compliance
Reads: 358