Finite element calculation – Transport frame for concrete walls

Project Description

Goal: Check the stresses and deformations in a transport frame that is used to transport pre-fab concrete walls by means of FEM. The transport frames are used for internal transport in the factory and for the subsequent road transport. Several load cases are considered.

Result: Based on the FEM results the design of the transport frames has been optimized. The original design proved to deflect a too much. By means of FEM we were able to predict the deflection accurately and propose design changes that improved the stiffness of the transport frame.
A large number of these transport frames is now used daily. The use of these transport frames has made the transport of concrete walls much more efficient.

Project Details

Client: Jongbloed Constructie

Year: 2016