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Inflatable Column Structure
Author and Affiliation:
Hedgepeth, J. M.(Astro Research Corp.)
Abstract: Lightweight structural member easy to store. Billowing between circumferential loops of fiber inflated column becomes series of cells. Each fiber subjected to same tension along entire length (though tension is different in different fibers). Member is called "isotensoid" column. Serves as jack for automobiles or structures during repairs. Also used as support for temporary bleachers or swimming pools.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1985
Document ID:
19850000091
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 85B10091
Subject Category: MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number: NPO-16216
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs; p. P. 116; (ISSN 0145-319X); 9; 1
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COLUMNS; STRUCTURAL MEMBERS; SUPPORTS
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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