Accession Number : AD0820263

Title :   REVIEW OF PORTABLE STRUCTURES FOR POLAR REGIONS.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary study, Aug 66-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Sherwood, Gerald E.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Polar camps in remote areas or in outlying work centers near established stations usually require frequent relocation due to changing requirements, burial by drifting snow, or site contamination. Commercially available portable structures developed for use in remote oil fields or construction sites have been used in Antarctica to meet the need of portability even though they are principally designed for use in warmer areas. Both unitized-frame and knockdown portable structures are presently in use in Antarctica. They appear satisfactory for the present applications, but lighter-weight structures with better joint seals, wider skids, and more adequate space layouts are required for general utilization of these structures in all polar areas. It is recommended that existing complexes of portable structures in Antarctica be observed to determine the continuing adequacy of these structures for the assigned functions and the maintenance required to keep these complexes operational. It is also recommended that design criteria be established for the development of portable structures suitable for general utilization in all polar regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELTERS, MOBILE), PANELS, EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES, ANTARCTIC REGIONS, COSTS, ALUMINUM, PLASTICS, STEEL, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE