Meeting USAF Blast Fence Requirements

by T.A. Tucker,

Serial Information: Journal of the Air Transport Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 1-26

Document Type: Journal Paper


Advent of B-52 heavy bomber with 8 jet engines operating in unison under full power has created new requirements for deflecting aircraft blast at both military and civil airports; Air Force tests show that single and multiple curved vane louvered fences meet requirements and perform most satisfactorily; these fences may be procured for $30 to $35 per linear foot installed on existing paving.

Subject Headings: Blasting effects | Fences | Explosions | Engines | Displacement (mechanics) | Aircraft and spacecraft | Military engineering | Airports and airfields

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