CFD analysis of the wind force
To achieve a project of this scale, Unisson Structures mandated Lx Sim to carry out CFD analyses to evaluate the various aerodynamic forces exerted by winds of up to 120 km/h. The results helped Unisson Structure understand the fluid behaviour and the impact on the fabric attached to the structure.
The data were used to conduct further analyses to design a structure able to withstand these winds and support the maximum weight load. The structure supports 150 pounds per square foot and has a rigging capacity of 150,000 pounds evenly distributed.
Sector : Building
Challenge : Provide accurate data about the forces exerted by winds on the fabric
Lx Sim Expertise : CFD simulations
Benefits : Using CFD analysis allowed Unisson Structure to design a unique stage that would withstand the impact of winds of up to 120 km/h.