Extension of Production Plant in Germany
Construction and Design
Engineering Office Kozłowski-Projekt
A chipboard factory in Germany was reconstructed at the beginning of 2014. The main structural elements were made of S235 steel hot‑rolled shapes and the structure was set on a slab foundation.
The designers faced the challenge of having limited space to work with. It was necessary to integrate multiple structures without being in conflict with the existing elements.
Moreover, the existing dynamic loads from agitators and vibrating sieves could interfere with the scales and dosing machines.
In addition to the above requirements, it was necessary to keep the existing passageways and integrate the new structures into the existing hall building, therefore, interpenetrating structures were designed.
For the design, a separate 3D model for each of the four structures was created in RSTAB. In order to reflect the actual connections of the steel members, member end releases were applied. Dynamic calculations were performed in the DYNAM Pro add‑on modules.
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Programs Used for Structural Analysis
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions
Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member models
Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis
Seismic and static load analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis