The design and structural analysis of a steel portal framed shed for the Darling Downs Historical Rail Society

Breust, Tristan David (2006) The design and structural analysis of a steel portal framed shed for the Darling Downs Historical Rail Society. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

The Darling Downs Historical Rail Society (DDHRS) was given a steel portalframed
shed in
spare parts. The properties of the steel are unknown and need to be determined by testing. The
shed needs to be redesigned according to Australian Standards to suit the needs of the DDHRS
including the addition of a workshop pit and twin sets of railway lines. These modifications will
allow the Society to utilise the building as a workshop for restoring old steam engines back to
working order. Once restored, these trains will become a tourist attraction offering day and
charter trips across the Darling Downs. Originally the steel shed was a kit shed made in America
for the Second World War effort. The steel members were made by an American company
called Bethlehem Steel who has since ceased to exist after declaring bankruptcy in 2001.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: darling downs; darling downs historical society; steel; concrete; structure
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2401

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