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Everything you need to know about using cranes and derricks
If you employ cranes, trust one rock-solid reference to provide tried-and-tested guidelines for selecting and working with them safely and efficiently. Nothing available covers the subject with the depth and expertise you'll find in Cranes and Derricks. The authors - Howard I.
Shapiro, Jay P. Shapiro, and Lawrence K. Shapiro, are the principals of an international firm that's helped define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering.
This new third edition addresses...
*the latest innovations and technologies, including new telescopic crane attachments and heavy-lift mobile crane arrangements - both telescopic and lattice boom - and newly-permitted partial outrigger extensions
*a solution to the problem of crane stability under dynamic loading
*crane support considerations, pick-and-carry work, tailing operations, site access and other site issues
*new information on safety and accident avoidance and risk management
*and much, much more
|Preface to the Third Edition|
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|Ch. 1||Basic Concepts and Components||1|
|Ch. 2||Crane and Derrick Configurations||49|
|Ch. 3||Loads and Forces||117|
|Ch. 4||Stability Against Overturning||179|
|Ch. 5||Mobile-Crane Installations||231|
|Ch. 6||Tower Crane Installations||351|
|Ch. 7||Derrick Installations||453|
|Ch. 8||Controlling Risk||525|
|Appendix A||Conversions Between U.S. Customery, SI, and other Metric Units||587|
|Appendix B||Glossary of Crane and Derrick Terms||589|