Accession Number : ADD001661

Title :   Stacking and Elongating Building Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schumaker,Robert F

Report Date : 06 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a structure whereby a pair of beams are respectively attached to the opposite lower edges of an elongated building structure having an arched cross-sectional configuration and having no floor or end walls. Each beam is an elongated channel having flat upper and lower surfaces. A pair of lifting plates are attached to the side, within the channel, and near the ends of each beam. The ends of each beam include tie down sections for securing flexible joint covers for sealing the joints between abutting building structures. Each flexible joint cover includes a pair of openings that correspond with openings in abutting structures. A plurality of structures may be stacked on each other with the pairs of beams of sequential structures resting on each other. The entire stock of structures may be lifted by the lifting plates of the lowermost structure.

Descriptors :   *Portable shelters, *Patents, *Stacking, Beams(Structural), Flexible couplings, Joints, Metal plates

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE