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The Railway Station “Stuttgart 21” Structural Modelling and Fabrication of Double Curved Concrete Surfaces

  • Lucio Blandini
  • Albert Schuster
  • Werner Sobek
Conference paper

Abstract

Contemporary architecture often asks for complex double curved surfaces while the engineering of such structures often becomes a challenge. This paper illustrates the tasks that emerged and the methods developed during the engineering process of the new railway station “Stuttgart 21”. One of the main challenges in generating a structural model out of the architectural design was the definition of the middle surface for the concrete shells and the need to obtain a meshed system with continuously varying shell thicknesses. Both tasks were solved using RhinoScript, which was also used in the further design stages to define the rebar cage on the basis of a parameter-based optimized design. Fabrication costs were thereby minimized by reducing the number of reinforcement types throughout the structure.

Keywords

Railway Station Middle Surface Mesh System Detailed Finite Element Model Concrete Shell 
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References

  1. Sobek, W., Reinke, H.G., Berger, T.: Die neuen Verwaltungsgebäude der Deutschen Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt am Main (Lufthansa Aviation Center). Beton und Stahlbetonbau 1, 1–4 (2005)Google Scholar
  2. Sobek, W., Klein, D., Winterstetter, T.: Hochkomplexe Geometrie. Das neue Mercedes-Benz-Museum in Stuttgart. Beratende Ingenieure 10, 16–21 (2005)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucio Blandini
    • 1
  • Albert Schuster
    • 1
  • Werner Sobek
    • 1
  1. 1.Werner Sobek Group

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