Rubb Buildings Ltd (Rubb) have unveiled the latest addition to their Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System (EFASS) range at Eurosatory 2014: the 12m x 28m aluminium framed UAV POD.
Following feedback from military and aviation clients and end users, Rubb found there was a significant demand for a smaller sized hangar with a wide opening to allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in and out of the building.
Features of the new EFASS UAV hangar:
- Low ratio of internal volume to volume of UAV
- Designed to suit military loading (100kg/m2 snow loading and 41.6m/s effective wind speed)
- Rapid erect with minimal use of machinery to aid construction
- Fully relocatable and will fit into containers when not assembled
- Lightweight to aid air transportation
Managing Director, Ian Hindmoor, said: “We are pleased to be promoting our latest product from the EFASS range at Eurosatory. We have been listening to the requirements of our clients and the result is the new UAV POD.”
The UAV POD features a single span monopitch roof structure, which consists of a series of columns and pinned rafters at 4m centres. Rubb adapted its standard ‘Heli-Door’ system to provide the required large opening for the UAV to enter and exit the building. A long transfer truss spans the opening and supports the roof structure. The building is clad with a tensile fabric membrane. The structure does not rely on the fabric membrane to provide stability. The in-plane and lateral stability of the building is ensured by providing vertically braced bays strategically on all planes. The bracing will resist the greater of either wind loading or a notional horizontal load.
The grid system maximises internal clear space. The structural layout has been arranged, where possible, so that all primary load carrying steel columns remain in line throughout the building and that no ‘transition’ beams are required.