Eindcolloquium – Martin de Rooij
Tijd: 15:00 - 16:30
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Structural design of a railway station canopy, incorporating cold bent laminated glass panels
A new structural design was made for the expansion of the canopy of the Amsterdam RAI railway station. The new design is an extension of, and complementary to, the current canopy. The upper image shows a model of the complete steel structure.
Between the old and the new sections of the canopy, the design features a cold bent laminated glass roof light spanning over 8m, along the length of the building (150m). The mechanical principal of this glass substructure is shown in the lower part of the image. The glass structure is, in cross section, an assembly of two opposing glass panels, each kept in their curved shape by means of a steel rod. All connections are hinged connections, the glass panels are always in compression, and the steel rods are always in tension.