Volta, cirque du soleil
Lx Sim collaborated with the technical team of Cirque du Soleil who was in charge of the design of the BMX ramps featured in the show Volta.
THE CHALLENGE: Develop an innovative concept of transparent, durable, and lightweight BMX ramps consistent with the artistic intent of the show.
A turnkey Sim-optimization approach:
- Work with the team and attend a data acquisition session to determine the maximum design loads;
- Correlation of dynamic-static simulations of landing on ramps based on the acquisition results;
- Validation of different ramp concepts;
- Validation of welded aluminum joints;
- Validation of the anchorages of the structures;
- Recommendations for improvement;
- Specification of welds.
- Greater artist security;
- Fewer prototypes required;
- Improved strength and durability of structures;
- Reduced production costs.