CanopyMarqui Luxury Camping Tent, USA
Under Canvas began in 2009 with the opening of an all-inclusive glamping adventure package. It has since grown to include eight luxury glamping resorts and a customized event offering, bringing the glamping experience to life everywhere in the country.
Bozeman, Montana, USA
Modular Structural Consultants, LLC.
Plano, Texas, USA
The Under Canvas safari-inspired tents include overnight amenities. Happy, well-rested glampers wake to the sounds of nature, perfectly positioned to explore America’s most iconic national parks and monuments.
Under Canvas operates locations in Yellowstone and Glacier (Montana), Moab and Zion (Utah), Mount Rushmore (South Dakota), the Great Smoky Mountains (Tennessee), and the Grand Canyon and Tucson (Arizona).
The CanopyMarquiTM tent is a nonagonal pyramid with a fabric membrane canvas spanning between each corner pole. The tent’s overall height is 21 ft, with an approximate base radius of 30 ft. The tent frame weighs 750 lbs, and the fabric cover weighs around 150 lbs.
CanopyMarquisTM can be conjoined into larger gathering spaces capable of accommodating hundreds of guests while feeling spacious and connected to the surrounding landscape. The awning sides of the tent are adjustable and can be put up or down to fit the weather conditions, or used as access openings.
The unique shape and flexible features of the CanopyMarquisTM tent create design challenges, particularly with deriving the wind load conditions. Standard codes, such as ASCE 7, do not cover the design wind pressure for unusually shaped structures. The tent design wind loads were generated using RWIND Simulation, Dlubal Software’s wind tunnel simulation software.
Additionally, RFEM and RF-FORM FINDING were utilized for further structural analysis and design, including determining the shape of the tensile fabric under applied prestress forces. RF-TIMBER AWC was used to design the tent wood structures according to American standards.
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Compliance with building codes, such as Eurocode, is essential to ensure the safety, structural integrity, and sustainability of buildings and structures. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) plays a vital role in this process by simulating fluid behavior, optimizing designs, and helping architects and engineers meet Eurocode requirements related to wind load analysis, natural ventilation, fire safety, and energy efficiency. By integrating CFD into the design process, professionals can create safer, more efficient, and compliant buildings that meet the highest standards of construction and design in Europe.
RF-/TIMBER SANS Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB | Design of Timber Members According to SANS 10163 (South African Code)
RF-/TIMBER CSA Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB | Design of Timber Members According to CSA 086 (Canadian Code)
RF-/TIMBER AWC Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB | Design of Timber Members According to ANSI/AWC NDS-2015 (US Code)
RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB | Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5
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Programs Used for Structural Analysis
Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids, and contact elements
Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures
Design of timber members according to the American standard ANSI/AWC NDS