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Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Mohammad Alhassan, Prof. Andres Montenegro


Department of Engineering – Civil Engineering Program

University Affiliation

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


The Olympic Games is the most important sports event in the world. The next edition of this major international event is going to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. The city is not yet prepared to host the games, since it does not have many of the venues needed for the Olympic sports. One of the venues that have to be designed from scratch is a tennis complex. The complex to be designed in this project will use already existing complexes as a model. The last Olympic Games were held in London, Great Britain, which is a city that is already prepared for a tennis event of this magnitude, since it hosts a major event yearly, the Wimbledon Championships. Therefore, the All England Club tennis complex, in London, and many other complexes around the world will be used as a model for the one to be built in Brazil. Basic models of tennis complexes have a main stadium, two smaller stadiums, and several ground courts.

The main objective of this project is to develop the structural design of the main stadium, taking into consideration mainly safety, aesthetical and economical characteristics. The structural model of the main stadium is intended to be developed using the SAP/ETABS software. In addition, an overall architectural project for the whole complex is also intended to be developed using the Autodesk® Maya® 3D software. Information provided by the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee are intended to be used to define key aspects of the project, such as the location of the complex, capacity of the main stadium, and the budget available for the facility.


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Engineering

Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Stadium