20 Metre Dome

Fluid Structures were appointed by Ingenious Inflatables Ltd to assess the capacity of their 20 metre diameter inflatable dome.

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  • Architect Ingenious Inflatables
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The structure comprised 2 metre diameter main arch beams with 1 metre diameter secondary beams spanning between. The design scope involved:

  • Analysing and determining the wind load and which instability will commence
  • Confirm required seam strengths based on the analysis and internal pressure.
  • Advise on anchorages or ballast depending on the site environment for variable wind speeds.
  • Provide a full design report.
  • Generally follow the guidelines of IStructE guidebook “Temporary Demountable Structures” and provide a wind speed at which the evacuation of the structure should occur.