Degree of Freedom is an international civil and structural engineering practice with offices in Oslo, Valencia and Athens. We design bridges, buildings and special structures, in timber, steel, and concrete. We are architecture oriented and innovative.
Sjøbakken bridge is a railway bridge in Narvik on the Fagernes train line. Heavy industrial trains pass over the bridge with high daily frequency.
Degree of freedom, in collaboration with Multiconsult, has optimized the steel plate bridge and check in details both the nonlinear buckling behavior of the main girders and the fatigue calculations, in order to pass the third parties check.
Full 3D FEM model in Sofistik has been developed, to performe: static analysis, modal buckling analysis, full nonlinear analysis in order to provide to the checker all the necessary calculations to prove the bridge robustness and safety.
The FEM model has been used to optimize the bridge’s plate thickness to improve cost efficiency and facilitate the manufacturing process.
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