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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2016, 4(7), 293-296
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-4-7-12
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Estimation of Residual Life and Proposed Adjustments for Extending the Life of an Overhead Travelling Crane

Ingrid Delyová1, , František Trebuňa1 and Peter Sivák1

1Department of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Pub. Date: December 17, 2016

Cite this paper:
Ingrid Delyová, František Trebuňa and Peter Sivák. Estimation of Residual Life and Proposed Adjustments for Extending the Life of an Overhead Travelling Crane. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2016; 4(7):293-296. doi: 10.12691/ajme-4-7-12

Abstract

The evaluation of structures in contemporary times has taken on a more significant role. The current financial situation is forcing owners or operators to extend the life of existing structures and equipment. The operator is faced with two major challenges: the need to extend the continued safe operation of assets and their cost-effective maintenance. This paper looks at the estimation of residual life of an overhead travelling crane and proposes modifications that can be carried out to increase its life span.

Keywords:
residual life overhead travelling crane fatigue

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