• MACHINES

    ANALYTICAL AND FINITE ELEMENT IN-PLANE VIBRATION ANALYSIS OF A GANTRY CRANE

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 12 (2018), Issue 4, pg(s) 157-159

    Every object in nature has an infinite number of vibration frequency and amplitude as called “Natural Vibration Frequency”. Developing computer capacities allow calculating of natural frequencies and shapes of complex structures more accurate and understandable. In this study, a dual-trolley (2×400 tons) heavy-duty overhead gantry crane that can carry loads up to 800 tons was analysed by mathematical and finite element methods. The mathematical method is based on Euler-Bernoulli transverse vibration approach. On the other hand, finite element method is one of the most common numerical methods that can solve many engineering problems in a range from solid mechanics to acoustic. The generated solid model was analysed by the finite element method with the help of ANSYS Workbench 14.5 which is a commonly used analysis program. The obtained values of natural frequencies at mathematical calculations and finite element analysis were compared and presented.

  • MACHINES

    DEVELOPMENT OF SCHEMATIC DESIGN MODEL OF GANTRY CRANE FOR DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND REGULATION OF TRAVEL MOTION

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 11 (2017), Issue 6, pg(s) 268-271

    This paper deals with Dynamic analysis of Gantry Crane using Method of Schematic Design which implements schemes with block diagrams to analyze machines and their parts during work process. This procedure is new to analysis of Gantry crane dynamics and consists of crane model development of interconnected elements that represents crane parts, 3-D visualization and motion of crane. Dynamic analysis will be carried through simulations and solution of Euler differential equations of second order gained from schematic design. Simulations will be planned and applied for regulation of travel motion with hanging load. Diagrams with results of main dynamic and kinematic parameters will be presented for main parts of crane as the solution results of the analyzed system. Results gained will be used to get conclusions about dynamic behavior, optimal motion regulation and safety during work. Analysis will be done using modeling and simulations with computer application MapleSim.

  • LATTICE (CAGE) BEAM DESIGN AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF GANTRY CRANE

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 8 (2014), Issue 11, pg(s) 56-58

    Gantry cranes are particularly suited to lifting very heavy objects, especially in shipbuilding industry are used massive objects like ships’ engines to be lifted and moved over the ship. Capacity of the overhead gantry cranes increased proportionally through the needs. In this study dual-trolley heavy duty overhead gantry crane that can carry loads up to 800 tons was designed and analyzed. Stress and displacement values of main beam were calculated by both Finite Element Method and using mechanical formulas. As a result, it has been seen that, F.E.M. is a quite practical method to handle stress analysis problem of gantry cranes.