27.06.2017

Wind load assessment for large steel structures

Bluetech Finland was assigned by the Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes to perform wind load assessment for large gantry cranes’ alternative structural concepts. Such cranes are very large structures having a span of 230 m and a lifting height of 100 m.

Bluetech made extensive flow analysis with different wind speeds and delivered a detailed study report of the ultimate wind forces. A milestone for the company to extend its fluid interaction analysis references on the air flow. Such big cranes are contracted by shipyards and other marine sector manufacturers to serve production needs.