Mechanika Ltd recently undertook a full structural analysis of a 5-tonne aluminium staging structure for the aerospace sector.
The structure was verified by detailed hand calculations followed by beam modelling in RFEM5 FEA. The analysis was executed in-line with the rules set out in:
- “BS EN 1999-1-1 Design of Aluminium Structures”
The staging structure was also in compliance with the loading requirements set out in:
- BS EN ISO 14122-2 Working platforms & walkways
- BS EN ISO 14122-3 Stairways Stepladders Rails
To provide a cost efficient and timely service to the customer, Mechanika Ltd identified bounding members and joints, the assessment of which covered all the hundreds of joints and members in the structure. This approach enabled a fast project turn around in order to meet the assembly schedule of the client.