Structural engineering for the review of the cables and the supporting steel towers for a 20Ton cable crane system used in a highway construction. Advanced non-linear iterative FE procedures and dedicated codes were used for the cable’s analyses.
São Paulo - BRAZIL
The construction of the Tamoios Highway in the Brazilian state of São Paulo required the installation of a cable crane to move material and personnel from the top of the hill to the valley below though which the highway passes.
Emasa Engineering was responsible for the complete peer review of the crane system, including the support steel towers and the suitability of the cable system. The analyses of the cable system required the development of a customized non-linear finite element solver to allow the cable to run over the support of the top of the towers in order to calculate its loads and deformations.
Location:Brazil - São Paulo State
Client:Queiroz Galvão Group