Nottingham Express Tramway - Phase 2
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham Express Tramway

Nottingham Express Tramway - Phase 2

Software used: SuperSTRESS / Advance Design
Project location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Design Office: Taylor Woodrow
Main contractor/Architecture Office: Alstom-Taylor Woodrow Joint Venture
Client Tramlink Nottingham

Project description:
Design and Construct of Lines 2 and 3 extensions to the Nottingham Tram system.
STB1 Nottingham Station Bridge is the central element of three bridges carrying the new tram line.
Taylor Woodrow's Temporary Works Department carried out a full analysis of the launch, to model the temporary effects on the bridge superstructure and to derive effects on the temporary supports. A 3D frame was created in SuperSTRESS, and the support positions varied to represent the progress of the launch. Output from the model was verified by comparison to the analysis carried out by the permanent works designer, Mott MacDonald.
To construct the model, the centrelines of the bridge elements were derived in an AutoCAD model, and imported into SuperSTRESS. The load for the partially constructed deck slab used the Area Load feature. The model featured sprung supports to represent the stiffness of the support piers and foundations.

Nottingham Express Tramway

Nottingham Express Tramway

Nottingham Express Tramway

Nottingham Express Tramway