Accession Number : ADA113588

Title :   BDR Tensile Structure Concept Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Jul 80,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OH

Personal Author(s) : Kuznetsov,Edward N

PDF Url : ADA113588

Report Date : Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This report discusses the feasibility of using a thin-sheet membrane as a bridge across a bomb crater in a runway. The first step of the study was to determine the tension in a membrane required to support an F-4E load. Given the tension forces, membrane thickness was determined. The next step was to determine a feasible system for anchoring a membrane to pavement surrounding the crater. The final part of the study was discussion on membrane fabrication, handling, and installation procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Runways, *Repair, *Bomb damage, *Craters, Pavements, Membranes, Sheets, Thermal stresses, Anchors(Structural), Strain hardening, Tension, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE