|Organization||Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen|
|Co-authors||Jesper Aalbers, Rick Dielissen, Joost Haefkens, Peter Thijssen en Suzan van den Winkel|
|Client||Minor: Creatief Construeren|
|Place of construction||Nvt. aangezien dit project nooit echt gemaakt gaat worden|
The model was made for the HBO batchelor minor Creative structual engineering, given at the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in Arnhem. In this minor students are encouraged to design and engineer a constructive engineering challenge. The project contained three identical buildings with a tilt of 20 degrees starting at the 9th floor. The buildings have a height of 24 floors, thats up to 86,4 meters. The three buildings are connected with long unsupported bridges at the 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th and the 20th floor. In the centre of the three tilded builings is located a pylon is raising up to 100 meters in to the sky. All bearing construction except for the floors and the foundations are made of steel framework. The structural challenge was to use as less as possible steel, while stability and stiffness of the structure maintains in safe conditions. Connections between the buildings, bridges and the pylon had to be carefully designed because of the differences between global stiffnesses. Another challenge was to desing with the most reliable impositions. As was the time we had. The design had to be finished in several months, so the pressure to perform was very high. The model gave new insights to complex detailing. This resulted in speeding up the engineering process and made it possible to make a design with less errors. After the structure was designed, the model was used to make some photorealistic images and a video which made the presentation a spectaculair exibition. Also the possibility to view the model in virtual reality was mind blowing for teachers and students. The interaction was made with FEM software pakkage RFEM. The translation was made both ways.