Structural fatigue assessment and management of large-scale port logistics equipments
by Yuan Liu, Weijian Mi, Huiqiang Zheng
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 32, No. 4, 2008

Abstract: With the advances of port enterprises, much intensive research has been gradually involved in the structural fatigue assessment and management of port logistics equipments. However, relevant work on large-scale port logistics equipments is still lacking due to their complex structures. In addition, a single technique could not effectively deal with complicated structures. As such, a hybrid fatigue assessment method was investigated using the S-N curve and fracture mechanics methods for crack formation and propagation life estimations, respectively. Consequently, the fatigue assessment of a gantry crane was used as an example to illustrate the practicality and efficiency of this approach.

Online publication date: Fri, 21-Nov-2008

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