Delft University of Technology
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Transport Technology

W.J.M. Janszen Grijpers
Literature survey, Report TT.0180, Transport Engineering and Logistics.

After 1850, when it became possible to utilize steam-energy, grabs are more and more used. Especially after 1900 are several revolutionary types of grabs developed. The factors, of importance for the output of grabs, are identified, using methods from ground mechanics.
The requirements for hoisting engines, in order to have a satisfactory cooperation with the grabs, are illustrated at some groups of hoisting engines.

Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
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