Accession Number:

AD0679355

Title:

FULL SCALE TESTING OF NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR STRUCTURES. VOLUME I. THE BOURBON STREET STRUCTURE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

203.0

Abstract:

The fundamental purpose of the program was to test full-scale structures selected from the complex of buildings erected for the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair in order to ascertain to the extent possible the degree of correlation between performance of actual structural systems and that predicted from laboratory testing and design theories. The Bourbon Street structure was a two-story structure, approximately 750 feet long and 50 feet wide. The following tests were conducted on this structure Lateral loading of the frames Uniform loading of the floor and roof Concentrated load tests to evaluate ability of second floor to sustain such loading Vibration loading.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE