Recreational Area Tension Membrane Structure in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, France

Structures Analysed with Dlubal Software

  • Customer Project

Customer Project

The engineering company ACS provided the full project structural analysis and design, including the fabric membrane and frame structure.

Investor O.G.E.C Châteauneuf - Saint-Bonnet, Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, France
Construction Management H2C Architecture, Lyon, France
www.h2c-architecture.fr
Structural Analysis AC Structures, Rennes, France
Frame Structure ICM, Marseille, France
www.icm13.fr
Membrane ACS Production, Montoir de Bretagne, France
www.acs-production.com

Model

Description

The covered recreational area consists of 6 frames with steel tube columns and welded galvanized steel I-beams covered with a double-curvature PVC membrane. The roof spans the Foyer de Charité de Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, Drôme department school grounds.

A channel system integrated into the welded I-beams and downpipes integrated into the columns allows unobtrusive rainwater drainage and improved aesthetic appeal.

Modeling

For the structural design, the following Dlubal Software programs were utilized: RF-STEEL EC3 add-on module for the calculation of the steel supporting structure, the RF-FORM-FINDING add-on module to determine the fabric membrane shape and determine the membrane ultimate limit state, and the RF-CUTTING-PATTERN add-on module to create the fabric cutting pattern geometry.

To begin, a general structural analysis model, including the steel frame and membrane, was created. The supporting steel structure was further designed taking into consideration the fabric membrane forces. Additionally, the fabric analysis and design were carried out for the overall structure design.

In the second phase, the roof panels were separated and the fabric stress curves and changing curvatures were checked. A second, more accurate and detailed model was developed.

The modeling phases alternated with the design phases to take into consideration the interaction of the fabric and frame.

Project Location

85 Rue Geoffroy de Moirans, 
26330 Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, 
France

Keywords

Dlubal Software AC Structures RFEM RF-STEEL EC3 RF-FORM-FINDING RF-CUTTING-PATTERN Frame structure Membrane Find shape

Write Comment...

Write Comment...

  • Views 1894x
  • Updated 29 October 2021

Contact Us

Contact Dlubal

Do you have further questions or need advice? Contact us via phone, email, or chat or find suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page available 24/7.

+49 9673 9203 0

info@dlubal.com

Form-Finding and Calculation of Membrane Structures in RFEM 6

Form-Finding and Calculation of Membrane Structures in RFEM 6

Webinar 3 February 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel Structures According to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 10 February 2022 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CET

Event Invitation

NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit

Conference 15 February 2022 - 16 February 2022

Section Properties Determination and Stress Analysis in RSECTION 1

Section Properties Determination and Stress Analysis in RSECTION 1

Webinar 17 February 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Event Invitation

2022 NASCC: The Steel Conference

Conference 23 March 2022 - 25 March 2022

Event Invitation

International Mass Timber Conference

Conference 12 April 2022 - 14 April 2022

Event Invitation

Structures Congress 2022

Conference 21 April 2022 - 22 April 2022

Consider Construction Stages \n in RFEM 6

Consider Construction Stages in RFEM 6

Webinar 13 January 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

AISC 360-16 Steel Design in RFEM 6

AISC 360-16 Steel Design in RFEM 6

Webinar 14 December 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Introduction to New RFEM 6

Introduction to the New RFEM 6

Webinar 11 November 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Webinar 8 June 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 13 May 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Timber Structures | Part 2: Design

Timber Beam and Surface Structures | Part 2: Design

Webinar 11 May 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Webinar 30 March 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

CSA S16: 19 Steel Design in RFEM

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

Webinar 10 March 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

Webinar 4 February 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

Webinar 19 January 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Dlubal Info Day

Dlubal Info Day Online | 15 December 2020

Webinar 15 December 2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CET

RFEM 5
RFEM

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-FORM-FINDING

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-CUTTING-PATTERN

Add-on Module

Generation of cutting patterns for tensile membrane structures

Price of First License
2,240.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD