Crane Loads & Wharf Structure Design Workshop – Putting the Two Together

by Arun Bhimani and Erik Soderberg
Presented by Arun Bhimani at the AAPA Port Facilities Engineering Conference, January 2006

This presentation discusses common inconsistencies between the design data provided by the crane supplier and the wharf design. It clarifies the basis of crane loads, recommends what crane data should be provided to the wharf designer, recommends what wharf data should be provided to the crane supplier, and presents commonly overlooked design considerations that have resulted in major failures.