|Structural Engineering||Ing.-Büro Klimpel
Am Gartenkamp 31
D-44807 Bochum, Germany
|Investor||Katholische Kirchengemeinde St. Martinus
D-50171 Kerpen, Germany
Length: 10 m | Width: 10 m | Height: 30 m | Weight: ~ 25 t
Nonlinear Effects: Tension and buckling elements, nonlinear member releases
Number of Nodes: 721 | Members: 2,600 | Materials: 1 | Cross-Sections: 6
To perform renovations for the steeple of the St. Martinus parish in Kerpen, a scaffold was required. The designers in charge had to meet a special challenge because the frame construction had to be set up at the top of the spire without applying anchorages by pressure usually used in scaffolding.
Furthermore, a coating with covers had been the reason why the frame construction had to be designed without a reduction of wind loads. The frame was built by means of modular scaffolding, type of polygon with 16 edges of approx. 40 to 60 m and another one with 8 edges of approx. 60 to 70 m.
In addition to RSTAB, the following add-on modules were used:
RSBUCK, RSIMP, EL-PL