Fluid-Structure Interaction Using RADIOSS Explicit Wind Loading on a Flexible Structure

Harold van Aken, Code Product Solutions BV

For renovating numerous steel bridges a inflatable, flexible tent will cover these bridges to enable clean and safe working conditions. This tent has to bear with high wind speeds up to Beaufort scale 12. A Fluid Structure Interaction Simulation with RADIOSS has been performed to simulate the interaction between the wind pressures and the deformations of the tent. The goal is to design a flexible concrete foundation which is able to keep the base of the tent on it place.

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