Finite Element Analysis Then and Now

Category: Engineering

Written By: Nicole McBride

Date: February 23, 2022

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The Bird Tail at Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is on the east side of the facility located in Lubbock, Texas.

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The columns, the deck, and foundations of the structure included over 500 cubic yards of concrete, weighing over 2 million pounds.

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The deck was broken up into over 3000 individual finite elements in the model. Areas of pink/red/maroon are the highest areas of stress.