Modular polymer matrix composite support structure and methods of constructing same

  • US 6,108,998 A
  • Filed: 02/17/1998
  • Issued: 08/29/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A load bearing support structure comprising:

  • at least one modular structural section; and

    a support system for supporting said at least one modular structural section;

    said at least one modular structural section comprising;

    at least one beam supported by said support system; and

    a load bearing deck positioned above and supported by said at least one beam,said load bearing deck comprising;

    at least one sandwich panel including;

    a core including a plurality of elongate core members having side walls positioned generally adjacent one another;

    an upper facesheet having a lower surface;

    a lower facesheet having an upper surface;

    at least one of said elongate core members being sandwiched between and connected with said lower surface and said upper surface,at least one of said elongate core members having an upper and a lower facesheet extending beyond said side wall to receive another member.

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