Steelwar Research Project - Publications
STEELWAR – Advanced structural solution for automated STEELrack supported WARehouses is a European Research Project funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) that aims at the definition of specific design rules for Automated Rack Supported Warehouses (ARSWs). These constructions are huge steel buildings where palletized goods are stored before distribution, and steel racks, where pallets are placed, also constitute the main structure of the warehouse. This makes ARSWs peculiar buildings with very distinctive and particular structural characteristics and needs, which make standards and limitations for steel structures hardly applicable. STEELWAR research project started on the 1st of July 2017 and was concluded on the 31st of March 2022. The research team is composed of Academic Partners, Industrial Partners (IP), and a company expert on the logistic field. The Academic Partners are: University of Pisa (which is also the coordinator of the project), FINCON consulting Italia S.r.l, National Technical University of Aachen, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Hasselt University, University of Florence. The Industrial Partners are: Noega Systems S.L., Modulblok S.p.A., Sacma S.p.A., Nedcon B.V., Mecalux S.p.A. These IPs are companies that design, produce, and sell traditional racks and ARSWs at least all over Europe. The company expert in logistics is System Logistics S.p.A. Finally, SCL Ingegneria Strutturale is a subcontractor of Fincon expert in racks structures. One of the strongest points of the STEELWAR project is the participation of Industrial Partners. This gave continuous occasion of discussion and drove all the design proposals to the right direction in terms of industrial feasibility. For this reason, all the outcomes of STEELWAR project are surely applicable for practical purposes and provide a wide and reference pre-normative framework dedicated specifically to ARSWs, which till now is absent. Publications and any other aspects concerning the dissemination of results are here collected.
Research Fund for Coal and Steel