Headframe – ROULEAU – DESAULNIERS
- – The connections of the braced back legs with the two-way slope are very complex.
- – The new structure need to be connected on the existing columns and beams.
- – A great number of field work details (field drilled and welded connection) are required.
- – Using the huge library of automatic connections
- – The 3D modeling of the existing structure along with the new structure helps avoiding any interference.
- – The use of special compound beams facilitates the modeling and detailing of the back legs.
- – 3D model is very easy to create.
- – The automatic connections are very useful.
- Location: Ontario, Canada
- Software used: Autodesk Advance Steel
- Specifications: New extension of an existing headframe building for a mining company. The new structure is 78 feet tall and the total weight is approx. 140 tons. Two braced back legs are used to resist the lateral loads from the sheave at the top of the structure.