Dragon Flight, X-Train Flying Launch Coaster in Ningbo, China

Customer Project

Structural Engineering Structural Design and Fabrication
Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co.KG, Munich, Germany
Investor Romon U-Park
Ningbo, China

In many industrial sectors, China is the future market. This is also the case for the entertainment field in which the German company Maurer Söhne is working.

The roller coaster Dragon Flight is being built for Romon U‑Park, an urban theme park in Ningbo. It is the first X‑Train Flying Launch Coaster designed by Maurer Söhne.

The roller coaster has a length of 504 m. Its seven roller coaster elements include three inversions. The X‑train has a capacity of 20 passengers. With top speeds of 90 km/h, the train reaches up to 4.5 g (g‑force) several times.

Structural System

The base area is 113 m × 51 m. At the highest point of the coaster ride, which is called the top hat, a vertex height of approximately 30 m is reached. The overall structure consists of a tubular structure with 6,201 members and 86 cross‑sections.

Structural Analysis

The rail structure was calculated in RSTAB. Both model and wheel loads were directly imported from the dynamic simulation by using RS‑COM.

The analysis was performed according to Chinese and European standards. The analysis included ultimate limit state design and fatigue design.

The German engineers accessed the RSTAB results by using RS‑COM again for the fatigue designs. Then, the design according to EN 1993‑1‑9 and GB 50017 was carried out with post-processing programs.

RS-COM was used again to return the results of the post-processing programs to RSTAB in order to represent the results graphically on the rendering of the entire model.

Contact us

Do you have questions or need advice?
Contact our free e-mail, chat, or forum support or find various suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page.

(267) 702-2815


RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RSTAB Steel and Aluminum Structures
STEEL 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RS-COM 8.xx

Add-on Module

Programmable interface (API) based on the COM technology

Price of First License
580.00 USD