Title: Developing Flying Surface Tolerance Requirements for an Air-Levitated Vehicle
Author(s): Eldon Tipping and Mark Josten
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 20-25
Keywords: elevated roadways; flat concrete slabs; guideway; pneumatic conveying; slope variance; Design
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.