Stress Analysis of a Portal Crane
Application ID: 73751
Portal Cranes are common when handling heavy loads.
In this example, the Beam interface is used to compute the stresses in a portal crane designed for lifting 15 tons. Three load cases are considered: self weight, payload, and thermal expansion on a hot summer day. An internal hinge in the frame is modeled using a Beam End Release condition.
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