The paper analyses the dynamic behaviour of supporting structure of an overhead crane during the operation of a hoisting mechanism. The crane is expected to operate with a hook and to carry 50 kN of weight. The electric hoist consists of an asynchronous motor with a magnetic brake, a two‐level planet gear, a load drum and an upper block. Non‐linear equations of motion of a crane hoisting mechanism are derived. Real dynamic forces and their influence on the hoisting crane behaviour are obtained. Numerical results of the crane are derived considering two hoisting regimes during the operation of the hoisting.
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