Impact of a moving trolley on the dynamic response of a ship unloader boom

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Title: Impact of a moving trolley on the dynamic response of a ship unloader boom
Authors: Milana, Giulia
Banisoleiman, Kian
González, Arturo
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9413
Date: 2-Feb-2018
Abstract: Container cranes represent an important link in the maritime transport system. Assessment of residual life for such cranes is important both in terms of safety and cost of repair and maintenance. These cranes usually have a hoisting trolley system which can move along the boom for lifting, carrying and lowering the payload, loading/unloading vessels in the harbour. This paper investigates the dynamic response of the lifting boom using a non-linear finite element analysis. A number of such moving trolley systems, with different degrees of complexity, are modelled to assess the impact of their influence on the boom dynamic response parameters. Results from the finite element analysis are compared to a pseudo-static analysis and are presented in terms of a Dynamic Response Factor (DRF).
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: University of Western Australia
Keywords: Ship unloader;Steel;Moving load;Structures;Dynamics
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 13th International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures (SS18), Perth, Australia, 31st January-2nd February 2018
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