Baubetrieb und Bauwirtschaft

José David PÉREZ DEL RÍO - Analysis of Different Crane Types in Civil Engineering

TU Wien, 2015


The beginning of this thesis is about the development of loads lifting systems along the history. Furthermore, the working of cranes and their classification next to the power for working and the influence of adverse weather patterns is being explained.

After that, a description of the main crane types in civil engineering based on International and European Standards (ISO, CE) is made. At the end of this thesis is an analysis of the safety of cranes and a summary with the aspects to keep in mind for selection between fixed or mobile cranes in civil engineering.