Behavior of Pressure Stabilized Beams Under Load
ARMY NATICK LABS MA
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The utilization of pressure stabilized structural elements in tentage support structures requires techniques for the design of such elements. A theory has been developed and reported previously for carrying out such a design of pressure stabilized beams. In this report an experimental investigation of the behavior of pressure stabilized beams under load is described and the experimental results are correlated with predictions from the theory. This correlation establishes the validity of the theory for predicting the deformation and load carrying capacity of pressure stabilized beams.
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