Cathedral of Holy Trinity

Design model:  KAPITELI Ltd.
Architect:  Archil Mindiashvili
Location:  Tbilisi, Georgia



Structures:
  • Height of Cathedral of Holy Trinity is 101m, its volume together with entrance galleries is 137,000 cubic metres. Catherdal comprises 10 churches.
  • Foundation slab beneath cathedral solid reinforced concrete slab with thickness 100cm at elevation -12.5m. Framework and domes monolithic reinforced concrete.

Analysis is carried out on static and earthquake loads

  • Number of unknowns 81156
  • Matrix bandwidth 74297
  • Number of elements 21002
  • Number of nodes 14548
  • Number of load cases 7
  • Number of active masses 39495
  • Time for analysis 5.43 min

The following authours took part in the process of project approval in 1994: A.Mindiashvili, E.Kiziriya, Z.Okroshidze, L.Kurtanidze, V.Demetrashvili. Preliminary analyses were carried out in LIRA-PK_2 program. Later, the following leading specialists joined the team for analysis and evaluation of data: A.Lebanidze, K.Odishvili, D.Giginejshvili. Analyses were carried out in LIRA-Windows (versions 5.3, 8.0, 8.2 and 9.0).

Cathedral of Holy Trinity. Tbilisi, Georgia

Cathedral of Holy Trinity. Tbilisi, Georgia

Design model of cathedral and 3D view

Design model of cathedral and 3D view

Contour plots for displacements and principal tensile stresses N1 in earthquake load

Contour plots for displacements and principal tensile stresses N1 in earthquake load

Plan of structure

Plan of structure

Sectional elevation

Sectional elevation



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