Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Mazda

Each year, the centrepiece lawn in front of the main Goodwood House showcases a breath-taking sculpture for the annual Goodwood car show, designed by Gerry Judah, Architecture and Engineering by CAPITA P&I and Fabrication by Littlehampton Welding Ltd.

Hooman Baghi, Principal Structure Engineer: “Using Advance Design enabled us to import the model geometry using BIM swiftly and smoothly. Loads and combinations were assessed making easy dynamic analysis of this complex model. “

The Challenge

  • To tackle the instability of a combined, twisted and bent cantilevered steel structure
  • Consider and compare several loadcases and load combinations. Analysis was key
  • Importing the geometry into an appropriate design package using BIM was an issue

The Solution

  • A vigorous interrogation of the 3D model and analysis was carried out
  • Several independent models were developed to correctly assess the structural behaviour

Users’ Benefits

  • Smooth geometry using BIM
  • Dynamic analysis ran swiftly and calculated several loadcases
  • Able to directly export model for fabrication
  • Less resource, faster solution, time saved and tight programme achieved
  • Software used: Advance Design
  • Project location: Goodwood House, Chichester, UK
  • Artist: Gerry Judah
  • Architects and Engineering: CAPITA P & I
  • Client: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

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