Shanghai Jiaotong Daxue xuebao (Oct 2023)

Lifting and Lowering of Salvage Frame for Integral Salvage of Large Tonnage Wreck

  • WEI Liangmeng, ZHU Xiaodong, YI Qian, CUI Jin, ZHOU Dongrong

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 57, no. S1
pp. 170 – 177


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A wreck salvage scheme is designed for the integral salvage of “Yangtze River Estuary II” ancient ship, using the curved beam system to implement salvage. Before formally threading the curved beam, the end plate longitudinal beam assembly (salvage frame) should be hoisted and lowered to the sea bottom along the positioning pile. In order to ensure the smooth progress of the beam threading process, the hoisting scheme should be considered in the design of the hoisting scheme to control the deformation of the fishing frame during the hoisting process, and a set of multi-point hoisting scheme is designed. In addition, the ring sling with certain elasticity is used as the connecting rigging to connect the hanger and the fishing frame, which can effectively control the overall deformation of the fishing frame and have a certain buffering effect on the overall force of the fishing frame. This study verifies the feasibility of this lifting and lowering scheme, which can improve the technical support for lifting and lowering of the salvage frame for the overall salvage of large-tonnage shipwrecks in the future, providing a certain reference for the subsequent offshore lifting and lowering of similar large-scale steel structures with high deformation requirements.