This guest contribution on Innovation Intelligence is written by Katja Juschka, Marketing and Sales Manager at FLUIDON. FLUIDON’S DSHplus software provides a simulation environment specialized on the dynamic non-linear calculation of complex hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. DSHplus is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.
The Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, is famous for outstanding soccer games. To enable a superb soccer game, the field must be in top condition. The arena planners have guaranteed this with a fabulous technical trick: when no games are scheduled, the entire grass field is moved outside the stadium. The complete playing field with a total weight of 11.400 t can be moved in and out of the stadium over a distance of 300m in four hours. This allows the grass playing surface to grow outside under normal conditions and it does not get damaged during indoor events such as concerts.