Condition Assessment of Ship loader for Cerrejon Coal Mine Operations, Colombia
Analysis/Design Team: Dr. Freddy Pina (PBRV), Dr. Carlos Ventura (VCSD) and CWA
Tools: Sap2000, Matlab, SeismoSignal, Batch tools
PBRV was hired by VCSD and CWA to perform a series of structural analyses for the assessment of the condition of a major ship loader structure located in Cerrejon, La Guajira, Colombia. The steel structure consisted for several structural sections and configuration and soil-moored-structure interaction. The analyses also consisted with the modeling of some components to perform in the nonlinear range under dynamic loading.