Industrial carousel equipment

The structure is made of a main steel frame composed both with linear elements (columns and beams) and plated elements and supports several industrial equipment such as pumps, tanks, vessels, pipes, and so on.

 

ANDREA ALBERTO

LGA ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

The project selected concerns the realization of an industrial steel frame equipment named “Carousel” and placed within an industrial building. The structure is made of a main steel frame composed both with linear elements (columns and beams) and plated elements and supports several industrial equipment such as pumps, tanks, vessels, pipes, and so on. The main vertical elements are made by UPN profile, as well as the main horizontal connection elements. Radial and circumferential connection are made by plated profiles and circular hollow section. Internal platform support and bracing system is made by L and UPN profiles. The main base support radial elements are made by HEB profile. The structure is completed by 5 platforms dislocated at different levels and made by plates of thickness from 5 to 12 mm

User benefits:

Automatic load creation tool “load on selection” is used in order to take advantage of the complex geometry of the plated element modeled and define the live load on the structure. The seismic action is modeled defining the typical parameters of the site of construction and performing a dynamic modal analysis with the method “Load dependent Ritz vectors” with a lumped mass matrix and the target set to a participation ratio of 85%. Another feature of Advance Design used is the automatic generation of the load combination according to the set Code, including CQC seismic combination. After the automatic mesh generation and the FEM calculation several results are displayed such as global and local forced both on linear elements and on point support, stresses, displacements, mode of vibration, steel work ration respect the cross section resistance and the element stability. All these features described above lead to the developing of the structural design including the definition of the structural element size (e.g., linear element cross section, planar element thickness), the position of reinforcing and bracing element and the global evaluation of the safety of the whole structure related to the Limit States of the Standards applied.