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# Solution to Assignment 3 - Checking Scaffold Falsework

## (a) Calculation of Wind Moment

Vd 30 m/s (HK Wind Code)
q=(Vd/40.4)2 = (30/40.4)2= 0.551 kPa
A(scafoold)=n*Overall Area = 0.04*(1.5*7.5)*8 3.600 m2
A(toeboard) = 0.2*1.5 0.300 m2
w(scaffold)=Cf*q*A = 1.3*0.551*3.6 2.581 kN per row
w(toe board)=*Cf*q*A = 2.0*0.551*0.300 0.331 kN per row

## Wind Moment = w*h =2.581*7.5/2 +0.331*(7.5+0.2/2) 12.192 kN-m per row

udl= 9 kN/m Total Vertical Load =9*9.1 = 81.9 kN
Moment= 12.192 kN-m
Member A B C D E F G H
li (m) 4.55 3.25 1.95 0.65 0.65 1.95 3.25 4.55
li2 (m) 20.703 10.563 3.803 0.423 0.423 3.803 10.563 20.703 70.98
pi 0.292 0.149 0.054 0.01 0.01 0.05 0.149 0.292 1.000
Induced Vert. Load Fi (kN) -0.78 -0.56 -0.33 -0.11 0.11 0.33 0.56 0.78
Vertical due to udl Vi (kN) 5.85 11.70 11.70 11.70 11.70 11.70 11.70 5.85 81.900 kN
Total leg load (kN) 5.07 11.14 11.37 11.59 11.81 12.03 12.26 6.63

## Max Leg Load 12.26 kN

Lift height 1.25 m
(Assume "USED"
conidtion) <47 kN OK from Table 1
None of Verticals are negative or under tension

## Total Wind Load =2.581 + 0.331= 2.911 kN

Coupler Capacity 6.25 kN (BS1139)
Angle of Diagonal Inclination =tan-1(1.25/1.3) = 43.88 degrees
Therefore nos. of diagonal required = 2.911/ (6.25 * cos 43.88 degrees)
= 0.65
Provide One(1) No. of Diagonal Brace per row

One Diagonal Brace for each row of Scaffold with swivel couplers fixed at each level
for each row of scaffold structure (Or alternatively, two for every second row)

## Since there are two edge

O/T Moment = 2.581*7.5/2 boards exposed to lateral
+2*0.331*(7.5+0.2/2) = 14.706 kN-m per row wind
UDL due to Dead Load for an empty workinmg platdorm = 1 kPa *1.5 m = 1.5 kN/m

## R/S Moment = 1.5*(9.1) *

(9.1)/2 62.108 kN-m (7 bays each 1.3 m wide)
Factor of Safety vs Overturning = 62.108/14.706 = 4.22 > 1.2 OK
No Kentledge is required

## (e) Soil Bearing Pressure 150 x 150 Pmax = 12.26 kN

Base Plate to Scaffold Leg 0.15m Base Plate Sole Plate Thickness
Sole Plate Thickness 0.05 m 50 mm
Sole Plate width (Assume
150x150 base) 0.3 m
2*2*0.50 + 0.15 = 0.35 m 100 150 100
Base Area = 0.3 m x 0.35 m 0.105 m2
Soil Bearing Pressure =
12.26/0.105 116.75 kPa

## Check Points, Quote BS Materials.. Code of

P2 Responsibility & Autonomy Practice.etc. 2.5
Total 12.5