Accession Number : ADD012900
Title : Expedient Runway Surfacing with Post Tensioning System for Expeditionary Airfields.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Springston,Preston S ; Claxton,Richard L
Report Date : 12 Aug 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : A portable airfield runway having an anchoring and tensioning system is comprised of a plurality of fiberglass reinforced plastic panels anchored with earth anchors at each end of the runway and uses self-contained hydraulic tensioning and load maintenance units to maintain constant tension on the runway while allowing for both expansion/contraction due to temperature and dynamic aircraft braking loads.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *RUNWAYS, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, LANDING FIELDS, TENSION, ANCHORS, SOILS, CONTRACTION, EXPANSION, AIRCRAFT, MAINTENANCE, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, SURFACES, BRAKING, DYNAMIC LOADS, LOADS(FORCES), FIBERGLASS, GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, PANELS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE