Square Tower of Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Customer Project

5. November 2002

Germany RFEM Towers and Masts

Structural Engineering Pfanner Baustatik
Alte Poststr. 24
88690 Uhldingen, Germany
www.pfanner-baustatik.de

Length: 9.74 m | Width: 9.02 m | Height: 20.79 m | Weight: 1,410.8 t
Number of Members: 24 | Surfaces: 253 | Materials: 8 | Cross-Sections: 3

The whole castle and especially the square tower are being threatened by cracks in the stonework.

Consultant Engineers Pfanner Baustatik were charged to develop solution for preventing further crack formation.

The palace façade has already been modelled in RFEM and design with special tension anchors to stop crack growth. Currently, the square tower is being modeled including a difficult geometry.

The tower changes over from a round tower to a square tower in the upper part. The three-layer masonry has been modeled with two layers and coupling surfaces in RFEM.

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