Vol.8, No.4, November 2019.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Topological Optimization and Finite Element Method Analysis of Wheels on the Carts Winch Bridge Crane


Elmedin Mešić, Adil Muminović, Muamer Delić, Mirsad Čolić, Nedim Pervan


© 2019 Muamer Delić, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1288-1294, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM84-26, November 2019.


Received: 11 April 2019.

Revised:   11 September 2019.
Accepted:  17 September 2019.
Published: 30 November 2019.




In this paper, an analytical calculation of load on bridge crane carts winch wheel loads was performed based on which FEM analysis and topological wheel optimization were performed. After the calculation, a standard wheel diameter was adopted. During FEM analysis in the CAD system, SolidWorks noted that certain surface areas had extremely low stress values, which was the main reason for the topological optimization of the wheel. The topological optimization of the geometric 3D model of the wheel is made in the CAESS ProTOp software, resulting in optimized 3D geometric wheel model. These models offer a number of advantages, such as saving materials to produce, reducing their own weight, balance stress conditions and easy customization model optimized technologies of additive manufacturing. This model of analysis and optimization was performed on the laboratory model of the bridge crane and it is applicable to all types of cranes.


Keywords – bridge crane, wheel, finite element method, topological optimization.



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