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TOTAL STRUCTURAL FAILURE OF EAGEL SPANŽ HORSE ARENA UNDER 50% OF DESIGN SNOW LOAD, ANALYSIS OF FAILURE MECHANISM, DESIGN OF UPGRADED FOUNDATION AND REPLACEMENT ARENA

 

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PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE OF HORSE ARENA DUE TO UNBALANCED SNOW LOAD ON METAL BUILDING ROOF

 

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PURLIN AND MAIN MOMENT FRAME FAILURE - FIRST BAY TO FAIL DURING COLLAPSE

 

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MAIN FRAME FAILURE AT MID POINT OF COLLAPSE SEQUENCE

 

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PURLIN ROTATION ON MAIN FRAME TOP FLANGE

 

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EXAMPLE SLIDE 1 FROM FAILURE MECHANISM CONFIRMATION BY COMPUTER FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

 

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EXAMPLE SLIDE 2 FROM FEA FAILURE ANALYSIS

 

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FOUNDATION UPGRADE DESIGNED AND INSTALLATION SUPERVISED

 

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REPLACEMENT ARENA STRUCTURE DESIGNED AND ERECTION SUPERVISED

 

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FINISHED REPLACEMENT ARENA STRUCTURE

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