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

R.A. Gilbers Herontwerp van de klap van een containeroverslagbrug
Engineering Assignment, Report 97.3.TT.4883, Transport Engineering and Logistics.

This paper studies the possibility to lighten the forestay. The method used is supporting the forestay on several places with stay cables. Moreover it is tried to design the forestay in a way resulting in an 'in-line' transmission of forces.

Based on the experiences a reduction of the mass of the forestay seems to be possible. For a detailed design, further investigations are recommend and necessary.

Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
Modified: 2008.01.16; , TU Delft / 3mE / TT / LT.