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Charles De Gaulle Airport - Terminal 2E Collapse
Transcript of Charles De Gaulle Airport - Terminal 2E Collapse
Located 16 miles North-East of Paris
Terminal 2E built in 2003 at a cost of €750 million
2nd busiest airport in Europe, 8th busiest in the world
Owned and run by ADP
Partially collapsed 11 months after opening in May 2004
Part of a plan to help the airport rival Heathrow.
Designed for an average capacity of 25000 passengers per day.
Client - ADP
Architect - Paul Andreu - ADP
Structural Engineer - ADP
650m long concourse
Ease of movement of passengers
Light, airy space
"the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses"
Concrete rather than steel
Time and money limited
No computer model of total structure
Modes of Failure
Modes of Failure
Connecting Series of
Aeroports de Paris
Architects and Engineers
400 different firms and organizations
Unique, complex structure
Coordination or unreported individual errors
Opening deadline - June 2003
Construction stopped for several weeks
Cracks in concrete - deflection in the roof
Reinforced not replaced
Steel struts from tension shell to concrete vault
Designed to be embedded 100mm into concrete