MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 157, 2018Machine Modelling and Simulations 2017 (MMS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Modelling and simulation, structural optimization|
|Published online||14 March 2018|
The effect of the gantry crane beam cross section on the level of generated stresses
Czestochowa University of Technology, Institute of Mechanics and Machine Design Fundamentals, Dąbrowskiego 73, 42-201 Częstochowa, Poland
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The gantry cranes are currently one of the most popular devices to transporting loads. They can be used in many industries. This study focuses on the numerical analysis of only the portable gantry crane. The mathematical and numerical model of mechanical phenomena in the gantry crane beam was presented in this paper. This problem was solved by using of the Finite Element Method (FEM). The analysis was made to the cross-section of gantry crane beam which was the I-beam or box beam. The numerical simulations are limited to numerical analysis of strength of the gantry crane beam which was loaded by the motion of the load force along its length. As a result of the calculations, the stresses and displacements of the structure of gantry crane were obtained. The influence of beam shape change and changing the loading force position on generate the equivalent stress in the crane beam was evaluated. The research performed, which allows the estimated of the stress state, pointing out the critical areas and values, were made in order to increase the strength of the structure of the gantry crane.
Key words: numerical modelling / stresses analysis / gantry crane beam / FEM
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