Project Champagny Swimming Pool
Retractable covers for sports complexes, such as swimming pools, require mechanical elements that support the movement of the cover. Wheels where the entire frame rests require specific analysis both in motion and at rest.
At Champagny's pool, the wheels are solid steel machined elements of 350mm in diameter and 120mm wide. It was necessary to assess both the static and the moving positions of the wheels, which need to withstand the high snow loads characteristic of the altitude of the European Alps.
Slefty can provide flexibility and a variety of solutions, as is the case of retractable covers, and is used to analyzing the interaction between mechanical elements and structures.