Evaluation of a Cable-Net Roof Model for Hasty Fuel Storage Reservoirs
Interim rept. Feb-May 1971
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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The report covers the testing and evaluation of a cable-net roof model to determine its suitability of eliminating rain water from the top surface of hasty fuel storage reservoirs. The roof model was field tested under simulated and actual rainfall conditions. The test showed that the weight of water from heavy rainfalls that could collect on the roof surface caused the deadman anchors to creep, and as a result the cable structure sagged. The rainwater has a tendency to accumulate in the span between cables before cascading occurred, since the direction of water runoff was perpendicular to the position of the main suspension cables.
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