INNOVATION IN RAIL AND TRANSIT
Flexible Mechanics of Metrostations
the design of 17 new stations for the copenhagen city ring metro project
presented the opportunity to use GenerativeComponents to explore
parametric flexible productive design methods. The objective was to create
stations that have a similar identity and logical layout while differing in detail
and geometry to accommodate local-site characteristics. This makes it easy
for passengers to orientate themselves when using the metro system.
The baseline GenerativeComponent model is created using 3D programming
techniques and constructed with relationships between the geometric
elements. For each of the different stations, the unique input characteristics
are applied to this model resulting in a 3D model specific to the station
site. This approach proved to be highly productive, delivering designs for 17
metrostations in 100 days.
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TGV Line From Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco
Casablanca and Marrakech, Morocco
this ground-breaking project is the first high-speed line constructed on the
continent of Africa. It will accommodate passenger trains traveling at speeds
up to 350 kilometers per hour and reduce travel time between Casablanca
and Marrakech by more than two hours. Completing the design of this
175-kilometer rail line depended on S YSTRA finding the best compromise for
the track alignment design across multiple disciplines.
Design iterations using MicroStation and Bentley Rail Track (InRail), which
were the main tools used to define the horizontal and vertical alignments,
made this possible. The interoperability of MicroStation allowed information
and data to be provided on other CAD platforms used by the partners. The
SYS TRA team also divided the design into three sections to speed the process
and meet the deadline.