Location

Saint Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

10-20-1992

Abstract

The Shah Alam Sports Complex is a $100-million multiuse sports facility in Selangor, Malysia. The main feature of this complex is a 72000-seat multisport stadium. Seating on both sides of the stadium will be covered by a pair of barrel-vaulted acrylic sky roofs. Each roof is structurally supported by a Unistrut Space-Frame which in tum is supported at three of its four edges with a free span of 931 feet (284 m). The frame is cantilevered from the back 226 feet (69 m) over the seats. In this paper, design philosophy to satisfy serviceability and ultimate limit states is discussed. Also discussed is the use of successive design approximations to create limited, but efficient, members data base that satisfies design requirements and does not burden, by its size, inventory control and construction. Effects of welding and galvanizing on cold-formed tubes are reviewed. Final analysis and design procedures of the structure and its supports are introduced, and the construction method is discussed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

11th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-20-1992

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1992 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Shah Alam Sports Complex Design and Construction of Unistrut Space-frame Roof Structure

Saint Louis, Missouri

The Shah Alam Sports Complex is a $100-million multiuse sports facility in Selangor, Malysia. The main feature of this complex is a 72000-seat multisport stadium. Seating on both sides of the stadium will be covered by a pair of barrel-vaulted acrylic sky roofs. Each roof is structurally supported by a Unistrut Space-Frame which in tum is supported at three of its four edges with a free span of 931 feet (284 m). The frame is cantilevered from the back 226 feet (69 m) over the seats. In this paper, design philosophy to satisfy serviceability and ultimate limit states is discussed. Also discussed is the use of successive design approximations to create limited, but efficient, members data base that satisfies design requirements and does not burden, by its size, inventory control and construction. Effects of welding and galvanizing on cold-formed tubes are reviewed. Final analysis and design procedures of the structure and its supports are introduced, and the construction method is discussed.