Simulation helps save the world's architectural heritage

Morocco Brand: CATIA, SIMULIA, SOLIDWORKS
Industry: Academia
Website:www.fsts.ac.ma

Simulation helps save the world's architectural heritage

The Challenge

Researchers at Morocco’s University Hassan First were faced with compatibility problems when replacing centuries old masonry with modern construction block and mortar while restoring heritage buildings.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Realistic simulation with Abaqus FEA software from Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA helped the university identify internal compressive stresses between dissimilar materials.

Benefits

Simulation enables restoration workers to fine-tune repair materials in advance, match the physical properties of legacy materials and avoid potential damage to important architectural structures.