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’s offering, bringing the glamping experience to life anywhere 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 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), 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 feet with an approximate base radius of 30 feet. 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 which can be placed up or down to fit the weather condition 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 unusual 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 the 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 the American standards.
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With the activated option "Topology on form-finding shape" in the Project Navigator - Display, the model display is optimized based on the form-finding geometry. For example, the loads are displayed in relation to the deformed system.
- How are the signs for the release results of a line release and line hinges interpreted?
- How can I create a curved or arched section?
- After the design with RF‑/TIMBER Pro, I optimized a cross-section. Why is the utilization of the optimized cross-section exceeded now?
- Is it possible to design the support pressure or the compression perpendicular to the grain in RX‑TIMBER?
- Why are the stresses of the 90 ° orientation not displayed in RF-LAMINATE for a layer with the orthotropic direction 90 ° for σb, 90?
- How can I get the member end forces to design the connections?
- I would like to calculate and design "temporary structures." What do I need for this?
- I design timber components. The deformations of load combinations deviate from the manual calculation exactly by the factor of the material partial safety factor. Why?
- I have already divided my membrane roof into individual surfaces. Can I quickly create a cutting pattern from these surfaces?
- How is an inflatable object simulated in RFEM?
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
Stand-alone program for numerical simulations of wind flow around buildings or any other objects. The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported into RFEM / RSTAB programs for static and dynamic analysis.
Design of timber members according to the American standard ANSI/AWC NDS