Structural engineers calculate the metal warehouse building design based on the length, width, and height of the warehouse plus external loads through the design software. The metal structure calculation must first ensure that the structure is safe and can withstand severe weather such as strong wind and snow.
The Detail of Metal Warehouse Building
The load-bearing structure of the metal warehouse building is a portal steel frame composed of steel columns and steel beams. It is assisted by a secondary structure, plus an enclosed structure composed of external enclosure systems, doors, and windows.
Metal warehouse building can be used for buildings with various project needs-from commercial (car shed, exhibition hall) to agriculture (metal warehouse, warehouse shed) to industry (workshop, equipment warehouse). All steel structures are manufactured and assembled in workshops and delivery projects.
The cost of a metal warehouse building is lower than that of an ordinary concrete building because the steel structure is manufactured and then shipped to the construction site. By engineering these buildings in the factory, there will be no costly delays due to weather and shortages. The manufacturing of metal frame materials is stringent, and the specifications are stronger and lighter. After selection and order, the building does not require further construction. Other benefits include choosing the size and preventing weather changes.
Advantages of Metal Structure:
Easy to install
The strength of the metal structure is high, and its elastic modulus is also relatively high, so compared with concrete and wood, the ratio of density to yield strength of steel is relatively low. Moreover, under the same stress conditions, the metal structure has a small section and lightweight, making it more convenient for transportation and installation.
The internal structure of steel is relatively uniform and close to an isotropic homogeneous body, so it has excellent impact and dynamic load capacity, and superior seismic performance. In practical applications, the reliability of steel structure houses is very high.
Good heat resistance
When the temperature is below 150°C, the steel properties’ change is minimal, so it is relatively hot workshop use. However, if the steel structure’s surface is exposed to heat radiation of about 150°C, it needs to be protected by heat insulation panels.
The steel of the metal warehouse building can be fully recyclable and can be fully recycled. Moreover, during construction and dismantling, there is less pollution in the environment, so it is more in line with residential industrialization and sustainable development requirements.