New Indian Research Station 'Bharati' in Antarctica

Customer Project

Structural Engineering Structural analysis in the design phase:
IMS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Hamburg, Germany
Final structural analysis:
KSF GmbH & Co. KG
Bremerhaven, Germany
Investor NCAOR - National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research

Length: 54 m | Width: 31 m | Height: 12 m | Weight: ~ 260 t
Number of Nodes: 3,267 | Members: 7,341 | Materials: 2 | Cross-Sections: 99

During the Antarctic summer months of the years 2010/2011 and 2011/12, a new research station was built in East Antarctica for the Indian Ministry for Earth Sciences. Design and planning came from the German offices of bof architekten and IMS Ingenieurgesellschaft in Hamburg.

The complex structural system consists of an enveloping steel structure and a total of 134 special containers integrated to transfer vertical and horizontal loads. The final structural analysis was carried out by the German engineering office KSF in Bremerhaven.

In addition to RSTAB, the following add-on modules were used:

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