The last few weeks we received some great use cases from the engineering department of one of our customers, Norconsult, which shows how they solve structural analysis problems with Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis.
Norconsult is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy firm with headquarters in Sandvika, Norway. Their services are geared towards community planning and design, and they have become a leading player both nationally and internationally.
Below you can find some structural analysis examples of renowned projects they worked on using our tools.
Scandic Hotel – Lerkendal, Norway
This approximately 80 m high building consists mainly of concrete walls and floors. By using "Stories" in the software, it's easy to detect possible engineering problems and it also gives an idea of the structural mass of each level.
The Silo – Copenhagen, Denmark
This 62 meters and 17-storey tall building is a transformed silo that will become a natural point of orientation in Copenhagen's new neighborhood Nordhavnen. The demands for storage and handling of grain has led to magnificent spatial variation floor by floor. This will result in 40 different apartments, stacked on top of each other within the existing silo structure. In addition, public functions are located on the top and bottom floor to ensure a multi-dimensional experience for the various users of the building. The Silo will thus be inhabited, but at the same time also be a destination for all Copenhageners. Norconsult used Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis for solving the structural engineering problems and defining the sizes of the bearing elements.
Swing Bridge – Trondheim/Skansen, Norway
Going more on the infrastructure side, this steel swing bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that runs next to the 'Skansen bru'. The bridge connects the foot and cycle path along the northern relief road on Brattøra and Ila. The bridge opens for boats in and out of Skansen about 1,500 times a year. The steel lattice structure, with a length of the pivotal part of 45 m and weight of 120 tons, was modelled and analysed in Robot Structural Analysis for the evaluation of deformation and the definition of the right sections.