Accession Number : AD0780518

Title :   Foam over Air Inflatable Structure Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Apr-30 Jul 73,


Personal Author(s) : Smith,Alvin ; Craig,Larry E.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : A study has been conducted to determine the feasibility and practicality of using dual- wall air inflatable sections as forms upon which can be constructed and fabricated a rigid foam shell that will be self- supporting and capable of withstanding cer- tain conditions of environmental stress such as wind and snow loading. The study also provided for the acquisition and com- pilation of data regarding equipment, tools, materials, mold releases, protective coatings and structural design. These data were compiled from laboratory studies, literature from industry, personal interviews and practical experience in applying rigid foams in various situations. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   *Inflatable structures, *Molds(Forms), Expanded plastics, *Molding techniques, Foam, Polyurethane resins, Protective coatings, Construction materials, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE