Morandi Bridge Collapse Simulation Genoa 2018

Morandi Bridge Collapse Simulation Genoa 2018

11 January 2019 0 By The Engineering Community

Morandi Bridge Collapse Simulation Genoa 2018

 

Simulation of the Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, in 2018, performed with the Bullet Constraints Builder (BCB) structural simulation software for Blender. The model was built from plans true to scale. Reinforcement information was estimated in part from photos of the destroyed bridge. In order to narrow down the likely collapse scenario this video includes simulation results for different initial failure points. The characteristics of the debris heaps in comparison to reality often can provide an indication on what has probably happened.