The first step in designing your aircraft hangar construction is to determine what will be the largest aircraft to be stored. In turn, this will dictate the size of the door opening. Next, determine the type of hangar door to be installed. The hangar door has its own set of criteria in order to properly integrate into the building. Once you have gathered this information, only then are you ready to establish the aircraft hangar construction specifications.
T-hangars: Nested versus standard configuration
This configuration nests the tail section into the center of the structure. The overall length of the hangar is reduced, potentially saving on taxi lanes and ramps.
The standard configuration is sometimes called “stacked” because the unit depth is equal to the building width and the units are stacked together. Since the hangar width is narrower, it is also longer than the nested configuration thereby requiring longer taxi lanes on both sides of the hangar.
Jet Pod modification
This is a modification to the end unit of a nested T-hangar that allows for the storage of two or more aircraft depending on theaircraft hangar construction model.
Clear span end unit
This is a modification that allows a rectangular clear span unit to be attached to the ends of the T-hangar. The clear span unit can be sized for any aircraft.
Rectangular clear span hangar
Floor area and height are the crucial elements for clear span hangars. The amount
of clear floor area will dictate the amount of storage area within the hangar. Familiarity with the types of structural framing and the installation of the secondary members (i.e., wall girts) will result in the maximum floor storage space.
Has tapered frame with haunch that restricts usable floor space
Requires field welding of pick up points, bracing and door hinges when attaching a bi-fold door or bottom rolling door system
Limited door size in endwall when utilizing tapered frame
• Exterior wall girts are mounted outside of steel frame line, shrinking usable square footage of building (A typical 50' wide building could only accept a 45' door system)
Rigid frame may restrict wingspan on inside of building
Creates kick-out load on foundation. Additional rebar and concrete required to hold frames at base
Open-webbed truss with straight column:
Provides greater interior usable space
No kick-out load at base of columns
Flush wall girt design maximizes hangar width
Can maximize door opening. (Typical 50' building provide 49'6" clear door opening)
Maintains clear width throughout depth of building
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