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RORO RAMP

Barge ro-ro ramp strength calculation


Ramp data
Beams
Length 4,980 mm
Width 1,000 mm
Height 200 mm
Web (if more than one then total) 40 mm
Flange 12 mm

Ramp connection
End beam to center hole 180 mm
Hole diameter 60 mm
Plate thickness 25 mm
No of plates per ramp 4

Hinge beam
Hole diameter 60 mm
Plate thickness 25 mm
No of plates per ramp 2
Pin diameter 55 mm

Minimum material specifications for all materials


2
Maximum tension stress 240 N/mm
2
Maximum shear stress 96 N/mm
2
Material's modulus of Elasticity 210 kN/mm

Ramp loading data


Trailer type Goldhofer THP
Axle distance 1500 mm
Maximum load per axleline 26 tonnes
Width of trailer 3000 mm
% of axleline load on the ramp 40 %

BARGE RAMP
5m ro-ro ramp with wedges 4 of 5
RORO RAMP

Barge ro-ro ramp strength calculation

Calculated results
Criteria 1: Beams on bending
4
Moment of inertia whole ramp 23,052 1e4 mm
2
Area of ramp 31,040 mm
Weight per ramp 1,206 kg
No of axlelines on the ramp (one in the centre) 3 axlellines
Reaction force on both ends 16 tonnes
Moment caused by reaction force 40 tm
Moment caused by axleline forces -16 tm
Maximum momentum in the ramp 25 tm
241,550 Nm
2
Maximum bending stress 105 N/mm
Safety factor 2.29

Criteria 2: Eyes on ovalisation


2
Material area 3,000 mm
Hinge force per ramp 152,880 N
2
Tensioin stress 50.96 N/mm
Stress concentration factor 2.40
2
Maximum work stress 122.30 N/mm
Safety factor 1.96

Criteria 3: Pin on shear


2
Pin area 2,376 mm
No of shear points 4.00
2
Total area 9,503 mm
2
Shear stress 16.09 N/mm
Safety factor 5.97

Criteria 4: Welding on shear


Minimum length vertical welds 1,100 mm
Thickness of weld 4.0 mm
2
Total weld area 2,511 mm
2
Shear stress 60.88 N/mm
Safety factor 1.58 mm

Total result: All safety factors are larger than 1.5 which is considered acceptable !!!!!

BARGE RAMP
5m ro-ro ramp with wedges 5 of 5