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Crane and Derrick Engineering, Installation and Planning

Crane and Derrick Engineering, Installation and Planning

Covers the foundational knowledge of crane and derrick engineering for those hoping to complete the full Rigging Engineering Library.

Installation and planning methods are introduced from the engineer or lift planner’s perspective. Course duration includes lectures, reading assignments, exercises and exams. This course is accredited by LEEA and approved by ASME for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in compliance with the IACET Standard

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Cranes & Derricks
Major Considerations; Hoisting; Drums; Sheaves; Wire Rope; Powered Lifting; Luffing; Derricks; the Contemporary Crane; Basis for Load Ratings

Lesson 2: Basic Structural Analysis & Design
Major Considerations; Stress & Strain; Shear Stress & Shear Strain; Beam Shear & Bending; Centroid, Moment of Inertia; Connections; Columns

– Identify units of stress.
– Determine the maximum shear and bending values in a beam.
– List the modes of riveted joint failure.
– Understand the basics of a factor of safety (also known as a design factor).
Lesson 3: Introduction to Dynamics

Major Considerations; Rectilinear Kinematics; Force & Acceleration; Work & Energy; Derivatives & Integrals


– Understand the relationship between integrals and derivatives.
– Identify how velocity effects acceleration.
– Name energy’s international standard (SI) units.

Lesson 4: Load Handling Activities

Principles; Definitions; Components; Diagrams; Symbols; Power Calculations

– Calculate force when provided with variables of area and pressure.
– List all of the factors regulated by a hydraulic motor.
– Calculate work when provided with the variables of load and distance.