Extreme Loading of Wharf Crane Girders

by Erik Soderberg, Michael Jordan, Patrick McCarthy, and Anna Dix
Presented by Anna Dix at the Ports 2010 Conference in Jacksonville

This paper and presentation presents what happens when wharf crane girders are subjected to extreme loads near or beyond their calculated design capacity, the performance that can reasonably be expected when extreme loads occur, and when extreme loads should be considered in the design of wharf crane girders.