Investigation of innovative steel runway beam in industrial building
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The design of a runway beam for overhead cranes is of great importance when constructing steel structures, as is the lateral-torsional buckling (LTB) value obtained for I-beam sections. Therefore, engineers must always consider the optimal design of these beams under overhead cranes loads. In this study, runway beams of three overhead crane groups were analyzed for LTB, and a sinusoidal runway beam body was developed. These runway beams with different sinusoidal angles were analyzed by using the finite element method (ABAQUS) and compared to each other and other runway IPE-IPN beam sections; furthermore, all models were compared with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction standard. As a result, a new method was proposed for developing sinusoidal runway beams for overhead cranes. The sinusoidal runway beam has lower weight than runway IPE-IPN beam sections. Ultimately, a sinusoidal beam body was developed practically with a scale of 1:1.
KeywordsLateral-torsional buckling (LTB) Canadian Institute of Steel Construction sinusoidal runway beam finite element method.
I would like to express my appreciation to Gençler Metal Company and the management of Mr. Zafer GENÇ and Mr. Adem GENÇ, who trusted us, funded our study, and provided their facilities for use as the research site. Furthermore, we would like to express our special appreciation and thanks to the staff of these companies for their cooperation.
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