What is it about?

In the paper are developed mathematical tools that are reliable and easily implementable in computer codes, which address the determination of the outriggers reaction of mobile cranes and the monitoring of the actual stability margin available during lift operations.

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Why is it important?

The paper supplies a reliable tool to assess, in the design phase of a lifting operation, the compliance between bearing capacity of the ground and loads transmitted by outriggers. The method proposed for the analysis of the stability behavior is suitable for the development of an anti-upset device capable to monitor the actual stability behavior during lift operations. Furthermore, the evaluation of the measure in real time of the stability margin, is not affected by the data entered by the crane’s operator with the consequence that human factor does not affect this measure.


This study contributes to efforts to increase safety during lifting operations with mobile cranes.


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This page is a summary of: Stability analysis of mobile cranes and determination of outriggers loading, Journal of Engineering Design and Technology, December 2018, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jedt-05-2018-0084.
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