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Physics Based Model for Simulating the Dynamics of Tower Cranes

  • The goal of the research is to increase the understanding of dynamic behaviors during the crane operation, and develops computer-aided methods to improve the training of crane operators. There are approximately 125,000 cranes in operation today in the construction industry, responsible for major portion of erection activities. Unfortunately, many accidents occur every year in the U.S. and otherThe goal of the research is to increase the understanding of dynamic behaviors during the crane operation, and develops computer-aided methods to improve the training of crane operators. There are approximately 125,000 cranes in operation today in the construction industry, responsible for major portion of erection activities. Unfortunately, many accidents occur every year in the U.S. and other countries related to the operation of cranes in construction sites. For example on November 28, 1989 a tower crane collapse during the construction of a building in San Francisco killing four construction workers, one civilian and injuring 28. According to the statistics from Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), there were 137 crane-related fatalities from 1992 to 2001 in the US. A well-known internet website that keeps track of crane-related accidents (craneaccidents.com), reports 516 accidents and 277 fatalities from 2000 to 2002. These statistics show that even though many measures have been taken to decrease the number of crane-related accidents (Braam, 2002), the number of crane related accidents is still very large. It is important to recognize that each construction related fatality is not only a great human loss but also increases the costs of insurance, lawsuits, and the construction budget due to delay of a project (Paulson 1992)...show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article
Author: Shihchung Kang, Eduardo Miranda
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.240Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20111215-2409Cite-Link
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2004/12/16
Year of first Publication:2004
Release Date:2004/12/16
Institutes:Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen / Professur Informatik im Bauwesen
GND Keyword:Produktmodell; Simulation; Bautechnik; Turmdrehkran; Dynamische Belastung
Source:International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering , ICCCBE , 10 , 2004.06.02-04 , Weimar , Bauhaus-Universität
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
BKL-Classification:54 Informatik / 54.89 Angewandte Informatik: Sonstiges
56 Bauwesen / 56.03 Methoden im Bauingenieurwesen
Collections:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE, Weimar / International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE, Weimar 10. 2004
Licence (German):License Logo In Copyright