The Barapulla elevated corridor project is one of the esteemed infrastructure projects for citizens of New Delhi, India. In such an old and
congested city, the elevated corridor provides connectivity between the central area of the city and to areas to the west. The alignment
passes through congested areas and has steep gradients, super-elevations, and curvatures. The project implementation was required to be
conducted without affecting the existing traffic.
Since the feeding of segments and other equipment from the casting yard to the work site was allowed only during limited night hours,
an innovative ground-supported, bridge launching system was planned and designed for this INR 3. 4 billion project using STAAD.Pro. The
analysis, design, and detailing proved to be extremely satisfactory. The software enabled greater ease in optimization of certain member
forces and sizes.
Located in Pune, India, this INR 20 million project by ADG encompassed the design of a 15-meter-by-25-meter pool with depths that varied
from 1.5 meters at one end to 3 meters at the other. Since the water table at the site rises to ground level, the pool had to be designed for
varying levels of the water table. The design team needed to model and analyze the pool structure in both conditions to ensure that it could
safely withstand the stress variances.
Due to plate element and detailed analysis available with STAAD.Pro, the project could be analyzed in detail – leading to a 45 percent cost
savings compared to the traditional method of analysis based on a two-way slab analysis approach. STAAD.Pro post-processing also helped
ADG interpret the stresses of quadratic elements whose local axes were not aligned with the global axes.
ADG (D&C) | Pune, Maharashtra, India
Swimming Pool at Pune
Afcons Infrastructure Limited | New Delhi, Delhi, India
Barapulla Elevated Corridor Phase I and II
Innovation in Structural Engineering