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

C.M. Smissaert Torenkranen voor bouwbedrijven berekening in bedrijf met wind.
Computer program, Report 93.3.TT.3086, Transport Engineering and Logistics.

This report contains a model of a towercrane, using the finite elements package "Ansys".
The loads to be placed on the model are computed for the case of the crane in operation with wind.
After the computed loads have been placed on the model, the following are discussed: the extent of bending, bending moments, tensions, transverse forces, and the foundation forces of the crane. All for both the following cases:
  • the crane is free-standing
  • the crane is anchored onto a building. The report ends with some recommendations and conclusions.

    Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
    Modified: 2008.05.03; , TU Delft / 3mE / TT / LT.