Melbourne_Star_kci

Melbourne Star

KCI carried out the Design Review of the Melbourne Star which measured 120m and containes 21 capsules. In this independent Technical Review project risks were investigated in terms of structural design, dynamic behaviour, fatigue and safety.

KCI gave a negative advice to build the wheel in its initial design as the fatigue analyses were incomplete.

KCI's advice was however ignored and construction started. Later in the project cracks appeared and the wheel had to be torn down and rebuilt again.

Phase of Development
Design Review

Year of Project
2008

Location
ONSHORE

Scope
Structural
 


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