RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION ON UNIQUE EXPANDABLE SHELTER CONCEPTS FOR LIMITED WAR APPLICATIONS
Final technical rept., 23 Dec 1963-4 Sep 1965
CINCINNATI UNIV OH
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Lightweight expandable shelters for limited war applications are described. Concepts for both small 16 ft wide and large 50 ft wide shelters are presented. Included in the small shelter section is the development of several different geometric configurations and methods of assembly. The construction, testing, and erection of prototype shelters based on two of the concepts are covered. Both shelters described utilize plastic foamboard as the basic construction material. Data on static load tests, erection time, package cubage, and package weight are included. Several structural concepts for the large shelter are presented. This structure, designed to serve as a hangar for a fighter aircraft, is carried through the concept stage only. The various concepts are described and sketches illustrating their key features are presented.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology