Structural Evaluation of Aircraft Hangar 46, Corpus Christi Army Depot
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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A number of steel truss aircraft hangars at Corpus Christi Army Depot CCAD are similar to those that have performed poorly during recent hurricanes in other parts of the country. Engineering analysis of such structures currently in use can identify structural vulnerabilities. and retrofit methods may be developed to reduce or eliminate these vulnerabilities to severe wind loads. The objective of this work was to evaluate the structural adequacy of one steel truss aircraft hangar at CCAD by conducting structural analyses using the most recent building code guidelines. The current condition of Hangar 46 was evaluated. Structural deficiencies and overstressed members and joints were identified, and retrofit methods to meet the requirements of current codes were developed. This report may be considered a companion report to CERL TR-9927. A number of technical details are cross-referenced to that report since many design elements and engineering details are similar to those of four CCAD hangars evaluated in the earlier study.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology