Design and Implementation of an Experimental Test-rig for Tower Cranes

Design and Implementation of an Experimental Test-rig for Tower Cranes
Authors : Mohamed H. Mabrouk
Publication Date: 04-10-2014


Author(s):  Mohamed H. Mabrouk

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol. 3 - Issue 10 (October - 2014)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


Tower crane is considered as one of the most important materials handling equipment in modern construction field as it gives the best combination of height and lifting capacity that is essential for the construction of tall buildings as well as office and apartment blocks projects. This paper presents the design and implementation of a tower crane prototype that can be used as an experimental test-rig to execute indoor tests necessary for developing the tower crane theory of operation. The design procedures and part selection of the prototype structure, the structure stress analysis, the implementation of the prototype, and the installation of the control as well as measuring devices are discussed. Calibration of the measuring devices and the estimation of the prototype load chart assure the capability of using it as an experimental facility for tower cranes.


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