We received the order for the design and construction of experiment cabins, in which scientific experiments with X-ray laser flashes will be performed. The cabins consist of a steel construction with a protective skin made from steel – lead – steel sandwich profiles to protect against the emerging X-ray radiation..
The following requirements of the client had to be fulfilled for the experiment cabins:
- Build of three inter-connected experiment cabins with a total length of 43 m, a width of up to 7,5 m and a height of up to 4,6 m.
- We had to establish the static calculation.
- Research facilities are extraordinary constructions according to the building code, therefore all static calculations have to be approved by an independent test engineer for structural analysis.
- Manufacture of a gap free radiation protection with lead thicknesses up to 19 mm.
- Provide of statically perfect load transfer points, which are at the same time radiation proof, for the control booths on the roofs of the experiment cabins.
- Creation of highly loaded intersections of the steel construction, which can be verified by the building authorities and which must not show any coves or sheet protrusions, in order to not disrupt neither the many pipes and media conduits nor the radiation protection screen.
- The ceiling has to be removable at two places as entry portals.
- Construction tolerance of all the cabins has to stay below 5 mm, as they have to fit into an extremely space-saving overall construction design.
- The cabins have 5 accesses, which have to be closed by radiation protection doors. “Safety standards of radiation protection doors”
- The cabins have to be equipped with 3 crane tracks.
- Creation of maze constructions for the radiation-proof feeding through of media supplies into the experiment cabins.