Marie Curie School’s Timber and Steel Structures Preliminary Design in Fontoy, France
The client of Dlubal Software BET Moselle Bois was commissioned by the general contractor Demathieu Bard Construction to carry out a pre-dimensioning of the wood and metal frames for two buildings of the Marie Curie college in Fontoy, in Moselle.
Moselle District, France
KL Architectes, Metz, France
Bagard & Luron Architectes, Nancy, France
BMB-BET Moselle Bois, Saint Julien Lès Metz, France
Demathieu Bard Construction, Montigny-lès-Metz, France
RFEM Data for the Bicycle Shelter
New School Building Entrance
The school’s entrance wood structure is a half glued-laminated timber frame. The connections by embedding between the posts and the rafters are carried out using web plates. In the upper section, the rafters are supported at one end on a concrete wall.
The timber posts include a pinned support to the concrete floor with members spanning between each post.
A longitudinal beam further supports the roof purlins.
New Bicycle Shelter
The bicycle shelter includes a steel frame with circular columns pinned at the ground level. The purlins and rafters are I-sections. The columns are rigidly connected to the rafters. An I-section plate is welded at the top of the column to secure connection with the purlins.
The frames are oriented in the longitudinal direction and the purlins are fixed on each side.
A vertical slat cladding at the roof level is attached to the top purlins and bottom plates.
BET Moselle Bois carried out the 3D frame preliminary design utilizing the structural analysis software RFEM. The required designs according to Eurocode 5 for the timber structure and Eurocode 3 for the steel structure were performed with the RF-TIMBER Pro and RF-STEEL EC3 add-on modules.
Project LocationRue de Verdun
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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
Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3