Aluminum Design Projects

 

Some of TGB’s aluminum design projects are listed below.

 

Highway Bridge Decks

 

Designed and analyzed aluminum highway bridge decks, including:

 

     Developing fabrication and erection plans and troubleshooting these operations in the fabrication shop and the field

 

     Planning, monitoring, analyzing results, and writing reports on static and fatigue tests of decks conducted at national and private sector research laboratories

 

                             Writing technical product literature, including design examples, an operations and maintenance manual, and a documentation file for the deck’s structural design

 

       Attending meetings of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures to answer questions related to aluminum structural design from state bridge engineers and assist in the development of standard design specifications

 

 

Inspection of the Sykesville, MD Aluminum Bridge

 

Inspected the 40 year-old aluminum bridge to evaluate its condition and suggest repair procedures

 

 

Exhibition Trusses

 

Performed professional engineering design calculations for aluminum trusses used in exhibitions

 

 

LNG Tank Roofs

 

Provided conceptual design alternatives for aluminum roofs for inner tanks containing liquefied natural gas and evaluated the suitability of materials at cryogenic temperatures

 

 

Geodesic Domes

 

Provided professional engineering review of various clear span aluminum dome roof structure designs and evaluated existing installations

 

 

Aluminum Fans

 

Analyzed fatigue failures of large aluminum fans used in freezers and redesigned them to increase service life

    

 

Welded Bicycle Frames

 

Analyzed fatigue test failure of 7xxx series aluminum alloy welded bicycle frames

 

 

Renovation of the United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC

 

Inspected fabrication and erection of the aluminum-frame conservatory and reviewed drawings for compliance with structural aluminum standards and specifications

 

 

Design of Truck Trailer Landing Gear

 

Assisted with design of tractor trailer aluminum landing gear in conformance with Association of American Railroads standards

 

 

Lorber Conservatory

 

Performed structural design of conservatory in Westwood, MA