For a school project at Arnhem and Nijmegen University, a creative design had to be devised, designed, detailed and drawn. This has become 'The Crescent', a half-round bridge between two mountains. The bridge hangs with a 200-meter high pylon. The pylon is constructed as a steel frame and the bridge deck in 12 concrete moths. The pylon and bridge deck were calculated and then worked out with Tekla.
This is the first time a project for a school has been developed using Tekla. The challenge was to set up the entire model in the short run and generate the right drawings. Processing the cages in the top of the pylon as well as the connection with the bridge was a challenge. The model has been exported to Unity for a VR presentation which was an additional dimension for designing De Crescent.
What made the project successful
The modeling of the reinforcement made the insight into the location of the reinforcing steel very large. This simplified the calculation of the reinforcement, which resulted in saving a lot of time. A deep draft has also been obtained by looking at a 3D of the reinforcement to see how the connections of the different moths of the bridge can be realized.