M. van der Veen
Torenkranen voor het bouwbedijf. Stormbelasting.
Report 2008.TL.3085B, Transport Engineering and Logistics.
A computer calculation is made to determine the static behaviour of a
tower-crane when subjected to heavy storm. Objective is to find useful
information regarding the stresses and displacements, when the tower-crane
is fixed to a building.
To make it possible to make any calculations, the tower-crane has to be
modelled. This requires some secundary simplifications.
According to the calculations made, the fixation has a very positive influence
on the stresses and displacements of the tower. From the calculated data on the
the static behaviour, it can even be concluded that not the stormload but the
mass of the tower-crane is crucial to the maximum height of the crane.
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