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A number of years ago, I was involved in using Quonset hut ribs for a dome 
building.  The client had the ribs, and the producer's name was rolled into 
the web along with the heat number.  I was able to call the producer and get 
the mechanical, physical and chemical properties orally, but they would not 
put them in writing.

The producer, in my case, was U. S. Steel's Geneva Works, which is no more.

You may be able to get an Army or Navy manual that may give an indication of 
the capacity when used in a conventional manner.  But, it should be kept in 
mind that Quonset huts were intended for temporary shelter of troops during 
WW2 and were definitely expendable.


A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Aridzona

Sharon Robertson wrote:

. > Has anyone attempted to re-engineer / retrofit an old Quonset hut to 
. > current codes?  Particularly, I have a couple of the larger 100' x 40" 
. > models

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