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