Fatigue Life Assessment of Crane Reel
The crane reel is generally manufactured by section welding method when the diameter is over 380mm. With the cumulative fatigue damage principle which is based on stress S-N curve, the fatigue damage of one crane reel is analyzed by finite element method, the reel weld fatigue strength and fatigue life are calculated, and the simulation results are proved to be reliable. This method provides an efficient reference for crane reel design and residual life estimation.
W. M. Du and F. Xue, "Fatigue Life Assessment of Crane Reel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 2941-2944, 2012