The company LEICHT was awarded the design phase for the Champagne Bar’s new roof located at the Goodwood Racecourse. The planning steps included the form-finding process, the membrane and the supporting steel structure approval and design, as well as the membrane and the cable cutting patterns.
Tayio Europe GmbH
Hopkins Architects Ltd.
|Overall Planning of Steel Structure, Membranes and Cables||
LEICHT Structural engineering and specialist consulting GmbH
Between the highest points and the lateral bracing, polyester straps were integrated, which transfers forces from the bracing to the steel structure while also providing redundancy to keep the structure’s stability in the event the membrane is damaged.
In RFEM, a global model was created for the form-finding process as well as for the membrane and supporting steel structure design. In order to comply with all required clearance profiles and avoid the formation of water pockets, a differentiated form-finding procedure was carried out including applying prestress forces to individual components, others a defined target length, and some were excluded from the form-finding process altogether in order to adapt to the given boundary conditions according to their stiffness. The membrane fabric was modeled as an orthotropic surface.
Project LocationSelhurstpark Rd, Chichester PO18 0PS
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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
Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3