Structural Analysis: Olympic Statue
One of the sculptures, called World Events by British artist Tony Cragg, incited much enthusiasm but also a certain concern for safety. The plan for World Events called for the sculpture, a mesh of human figures welded together to create the form of a man holding a ball, to be 26 feet tall. The complexity of the design made for an intriguing example of public sculpture, but at 26 feet tall the committee had to ensure its structural integrity before installing it in the Centennial Olympic Park. return to full slide show
Create a 3D CAD model that will enable the structural engineering firm Uzun & Case to analyze the structure of a five-foot tall bronze scale model of World Events to ensure the integrity of the final 26-foot tall sculpture. return to full slide show
Based on the accurate 3D data the engineering team also noticed an area where a slight change could also lead to cost savings in the creation of the 26-foot tall sculpture. return to full slide show
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