Largely written by TT Club and other contributors including significant input from Liftech Consultants Inc. regarding crane issues. Liftech engineer Patrick McCarthy is cited as a contributor.
When extreme winds blow, cranes sometimes collapse. This technical paper presents tie-down design considerations for STS container cranes.
We propose incorporating “ductile link” equalization into tie-down systems as a retrofit method for existing cranes in high-wind areas.
This presentation discusses recent trends in hurricane wind loading, a novel new design “ductile link” tie-down system, and an economy vs. risk approach for retrofitting existing structures…
Storm wind is one of the few forces that, although considered in dockside container crane design, still causes significant damage—even collapse.