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  1. BY AHMAD ALSHAKARGI AND YASEEN EL-GERWI Burj al-arab (The Arab Tower)

  2. Introduction • World tallest hotel (1053 ft) • Most luxuries hotel (seven stars) • 28 double height floor (23 ft height) • Built on private island • Became a symbol for Dubai

  3. Architect • Designed by Tom Wills-Wright • Needed unique design (simple) • Shaped like a sail (sign of tourism) • Rise out of the water

  4. Engineering aspects • The Island • Foundation • Steel Trusses • Electric Load

  5. The Island • Man Made • 280 Meters offshore • 7.5 Meters high • Shaped like Triangle • November 1995

  6. Foundation • Not connected to bed rock • Sand • Skin Friction • 250 Foundation piles • 40 meters deep

  7. Trusses • Protect from wind and earthquake • Building and transporting trusses • Lifting trusses • Steel expand problem • Design special fixing • Idea of engine camshaft

  8. Electric Load • 8 kw for suite (8 times European suite) • 52,000 lights, 3,106 miles cables, advance service • Huge load cause harmonic distortion • Cause melting in cable (burn entire building) • Electric engineer design harmonic filter • Detect distortion and cancel it

  9. References • Burj Al Arab (2006) Wikipedia®. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_al_arab • Dubai's dream palace Burj Al Arab Documentary (May 19, 2012). [video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l2LhpyJfkg • Hammond Richard (Feb 10, 2012). Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections - (S03E01) Burj Al Arab [video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_dXsr0WfxQ • PourabedainEhsan (Feb 23, 2008) Burj Al Arab Construction. SlideShare Inc. Retrieved fro http://www.slideshare.net/persiankingdom/burj-al-arab 278856#btnNext • Alshakargi Abdulilah, personal communication, Nov 18, 2012

  10. Thank you