Integrated deformation analysis of the Olympic Oval, Calgary

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In the past few years, survey determined deformations of engineering engineers structures repeated survey measurements alone. Today, it has been realized that additional data should be utilized to further improve the deformation analysis. In structural engineering it has been common for years to predict testing deformations of a structure from laboratory of the structure materials, the geometry of the structure and the loading of the structure using the displacement finite element method. In this thesis, the structural displacement solution is combined with the results from a geometric deformation analysis in an integrated deformation analysis. The load displacement behaviour of the structure is modelled by the displacement finite element method. The measured deformation data are incorporated into the analysis as weighted constraints using the method of least squares. Here, the method of integrated deformation analysis is derived for a three-dimensional frame structure. It then is applied to the Olympic Speedskating Oval in Calgary. It was found that the integrated analysis yields a more complete solution of the actual deformation behaviour of the structure under static loading than the individual analyses do.
Bibliography: p. 117-121.
Rauhut, A. C. (1987). Integrated deformation analysis of the Olympic Oval, Calgary (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/12607