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Title: Developing Flying Surface Tolerance Requirements for an Air-Levitated Vehicle

Author(s): Eldon Tipping and Mark Josten

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 16

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 20-25

Keywords: elevated roadways; flat concrete slabs; guideway; pneumatic conveying; slope variance; Design

Date: 7/1/1994

Recent years have seen great strides in the construction industry's ability to evaluate and describe the quality of various conventional concrete floor surfaces. Occasionally, however, traditional approaches to evaluation of a surface are insufficient. Such was the case when the design team attempted to describe surface qualities necessary for successful operation of an air-supported people mover recently installed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.


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