POLAR STRUCTURE - DESIGN CONCEPT FOR A HEAVY EQUIPMENT FIELD REPAIR SHELTER
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The report presents the concept and design of a onetwo-stall repair shelter for the maintenance and repair of equipment up to Size 6 snow tractors. A canvas-covered, arch-framed structure with steel members was used for the design. The shop area was located adjacent to the repair areas for convenience and efficiency, and the entire shelter was mounted on skids for portability. The one-stall shelter and its outfitting will cost about 29,000 it will weigh about 30,500 pounds packaged for shipment. This cost is about 10 percent more and the weight is about 30 percent more than the portable maintenance shelter and its shop wanigan. The two-stall shelter and its outfitting will cost about 37,400 it will weigh about 41,400 pounds packaged for shipment. This cost is about 20 percent less and the weight is about 30 percent less than the temporary maintenance shelter. It is concluded that a prototype of the heavy-equipment field repair shelter should be evaluated at an outlying work center or construction project at an existing polar station.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology