Accession Number : ADD000127

Title :   Flotation Beam for Matting Construction.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gordon,Donald T

Report Date : 08 Jan 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent discloses lightweight box beams filled with a plastic foam which provide buoyancy for support matting in marshy or low bearing terrain. The beams have a substantially square or rectangular shaped cross section and connectors are placed on each beam to permit facile connection to other beams and to permit facile connection to other beams and to permit paneling to be attached thereto. Landing pads would be the most common use for the beams of this invention, but they can be used for a multitude of purposes.

Descriptors :   *Landing mats, *Patents, Box beams, Expanded plastics, Buoyancy, Forward areas, Swamps

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE