• Muhammad Abid
  • Shahbaz Mahmood Khan
  • Hafiz Abdul Wajid




In this paper three dimensional nonlinear finite element analysis is performed for the optimization of an overhead crane box girder for capacity (50~120ton) and span (10 ~ 32 m) for safe bending stress and deflection with minimum mass and volume. A customized optimization code is developed using interpolative relations and correction factors to achieve optimized results with and without considering industrial constraints. A cutting and welding plan is developed to provide a standard operating procedure for the manufacturing of the box girder. Bill of materials, box girder design dimensions, and cutting and welding lengths are recorded with considerable time saving.

ABSTRAK: Kertas ini mengkaji tentang analisis tidak linear tiga dimensi unsur terhingga bagi mengoptimumkan kotak kren galang atas kepala bagi kapasiti (50 ~ 120 tan) dan pada kadar (10 ~ 32 m) bagi takat lentur selamat dan pesongan dengan jisim minimum dan isipadu. Kod optimum penyesuaian telah direka mengguna pakai kaitan interpolatif dan faktor-faktor pembetulan bagi mencapai keputusan yang optimum, dengan dan tanpa mengambil kira kekangan industri. Pelan pemotongan dan kimpalan telah dicipta bagi menyediakan prosedur operasi biasa bagi pembuatan kotak galang. Rang undang-undang bahan, dimensi reka bentuk kotak galang, pemotongan dan panjang kimpalan telah direkodkan dengan penjimatan masa yang besar.


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How to Cite

Abid, M., Khan, S. M., & Wajid, H. A. (2018). OPTIMIZATION OF BOX TYPE GIRDER WITH AND WITHOUT INDUSTRIAL CONSTRAINTS. IIUM Engineering Journal, 19(1), 289–306. https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v19i1.769



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