ANSYS Ensures Structural Integrity of 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadium

Stadium truss

CIOL, June 2014

Football fans attending the FIFA World Cup games in Brazil were able to cheer on their teams and focus on the action without being concerned about any structural issues. Specialists at ANSYS channel partner ESSS and the University of São Paulo analyzed the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha stadium with ANSYS multiphysics software to predict airflow around the stadium and pressures on the stadium roof to account for the combined effects of wind, stadium infrastructure and a traditionally rowdy crowd. Engineers suggested several changes to improve the integrity of the stadium and the safety of both players and fans based on the results of the simulations.

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