The Mission Space is a telescopic tower with a height of 70 meters and with two arms of 30 meters length. At the ends of the arms a gondola for ten people is mounted. While the tower rotates the gondolas move up and down using a special lifting mechanism.
The attraction is exposed to static, dynamic and wind stress during the rotational movement, therefore wind loads cause the significant fatigue stress. VIRO performed the control calculations for this attraction according to DIN 13 814 standard, DIN standard 15018 and Eurocode 3. Our tasks included the assessment of stability and the assessment of metal fatigue of all welding, stud and bolt connections. For the classification of the welding points, our department “engineering analysis” uses a self-developed, TÜV approved program. Because of this automation, we are in a position to test welding points on fatigue very quickly.