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.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: