Nuclear Decommissioning Gantry Cranes
Eadon Consulting, working in conjunction with SCX, a specialist crane supplier, were asked to provide structural and mechanical verification calculations for a crane that will be used for decommissioning at Sellafield.
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The biggest challenge of the project was dealing with the large number of different load cases that were possible owing to having two crane units that could move independently on a gantry structure, as well as the various fault loads that could occur. A simple method was developed that enabled all of these load cases to be analysed concurrently, cutting down on analysis time whilst ensuring every case was considered.