It is descsribed how a state-of-the-art facility for a regional (southeast) commuter airline (the fastest growing segment of the airline market) maintenance company utilized the LRFD (load and resistance factor design) specification to realize a 10% savings in truss steel. The new center for regional/commuter aircraft was constructed by Nashville Airport Authority. The high-tech facility provides complete support for both airframe modification/maintenance and aircraft component/accessory repair and overhaul under a single roof. In order to design the most efficent structure, study was made of the facility's operational procedure. The primary structural element of the structure is the main truss, four additional trusses, and steel joists spanning between the perpendicular trusses to complete the roof framing. After checking trusses using both the allowable stress design and LRFD, the latter specifications were used to design the trusses. The details of the design and construuction are summarized.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Socrates, A I
    • O'Donnell, W F
  • Publication Date: 1991-4

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  • Pagination: p. 19-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM