Crane Barge

As part of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.'s (BHGI) first contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), BHGI was tasked to perform a structural check on the USACE Memphis District crane barge, LEONARD. The check was necessary in order to validate the existing hull structure and the proposed structural modifications for the SeaTrax crane mounting were adequate for the crane design loads and for the crane gross overloading. The structural analysis included developing a GHS model to provide hull bending moments and shear and developing an FEA model of the hull and crane mounting structure for use in evaluating structural loadings from FEA evaluation for crane gross overloads.