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Measured strain signal as a Boundary conditions for Finite Element submodel with application to crane structure residual life assessment

Abstract The general flowchart of a crane structure residual life assessment could be split into two basic stages. On the first stage crane structure critical elements are determined usually using the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the given operational parameters (i.e. safe working load, maximum outreach and back reach, speed of mechanisms etc.). On the…
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The influence of a Quay Crane sea transportation on its further exploitation

Maksym Starykov, Frank Van Hoorn2 1 PhD, Mechanical Engineer, Palfinger Marine, Bergen, Norway 2MSc, Naval Architect, Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc, Windsor, USA Corresponding author: Maksym, Starykov, starikovmax@yahoo.com Submitted 06.05.2016; accepted date (use style Received dates, or Alt + Ctrl + R) Abstract. For the last decades, fully erected container cranes have been delivered to a…
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Investigation of the reason of premature fatigue cracks initiation in a Quay Crane boom and girder structures

Maksym Starykov, PhD – Mechanical / Structural material handling equipment consultant, Norway* Oleksii Nemchuk, PhD – Vice Rector for Research, Odessa National Maritime University, Odessa, Ukraine. Keywords: quay crane, boom structure, strain gauge, forestay force distribution, fatigue damage accumulation. The issue of the premature cracks appearance in a container crane boom and girder structures takes…
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