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Charles De Gaulle Airport - Terminal 2E Collapse

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Transcript of Charles De Gaulle Airport - Terminal 2E Collapse

Charles De Gaulle
Airport Terminal
2E Collapse
Jon Davies
Ben Andrews
Kit Burgess
About
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
Design
Administration
and Construction
Failure
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

Columnless design

Ease of movement of passengers

Light, airy space

Creep

Puncture

Flexure

Fracture
Strut Penetration

Load Transfer
Creep

"the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses"
Fracture

North
Concrete rather than steel

Time and money limited

Complex design

No computer model of total structure
Flexure

Increased load

Bending Moment
Beam overstressed

Bearing failure

Roof Collapse
Puncture
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Introduction
Background

Design

Construction

Modes of Failure
Conclusion
Background
Design
Construction
Modes of Failure

Connecting Series of
Avoidable Errors
Aeroports de Paris

Paul Andreu

Architects and Engineers
Stakeholders
400 different firms and organizations

Unique, complex structure

Coordination or unreported individual errors
Time Constraints
Opening deadline - June 2003

Setbacks

Rushed work
Concrete Supports
Construction stopped for several weeks

Cracks in concrete - deflection in the roof

Reinforced not replaced
Steel Struts
Steel struts from tension shell to concrete vault

Designed to be embedded 100mm into concrete
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