Design of Bridge and Suspension Cranes Acc. to EC 3

Crane Girders According to EN 1993-6

12. May 2015

The CRANEWAY stand-alone program for structural engineering designs crane girders according to EN 1993-6 (or according to DIN 4132:1981-02 and DIN 18800). All necessary input data is entered in clearly structured tables.

With the 3D rendering, ready for animation, you can visually check the entered parameters.

During the design, all necessary structural analyses are performed:

  • Stress analysis for crane runway and welds
  • Fatigue design based on the nominal stress concept acc. to EN 1993‑1‑9 for craneway and welds
  • Deformation analysis
  • Buckling analysis also locally for wheel load introduction
  • Stability analysis for lateral torsional buckling according to the second order torsional buckling theory

Many Useful Features

CRANEWAY can be easily and conveniently used and has a variety of powerful features:

  • Available cross-sections:
    • I-shaped rolled sections can be combined with angles or channel sections as well as with rails or splices with user-defined dimensions
    • Unsymmetrical I-sections also with angles or channel sections and rails or splices
  • Definition of the support conditions based on different support types (hinged, hinged movable, rigid, user-defined, lateral support on upper and bottom flange)
  • Optional definition of a warping restraint
  • Variable arrangement of rigid and non-rigid stiffeners
  • Insertion of releases possible
  • Approach of up to 3 cranes each with up to 20 crane axes
  • Classification according to EN 1993‑6 in damage class with editable dynamic coefficients
  • Consideration of vertical and horizontal wheel loads from self-weight, hoist load, mass forces from drive as well as of loads from skewing and additional loads with user-defined eccentricities
  • Approach of axial loading in direction of movement with user-defined eccentricities
  • Consideration of imperfections based on the selected mode shape

CRANEWAY is continuously developed and adapted to the current standards.

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