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The Observation Point "Wolkenhain" - Bridge as well as Tower: A New Landmark in Berlin


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
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Year: 2017
DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2017.09716

The following paper describes the innovative steel observation point „Wolkenhain“ from the point of view of the checking engineener. Many aspects of designing, manufacturing and erecting such unusual structures, like specific characteristics of the construction, load assumptions, modelling, structural behavior are discussed. It is shown that structural calculation of structures with difficult geometries and loading conditions have to be supported by additional experimental tests and wind appraisals.

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