Industrial; Air Craft Hanger; Bembridge Airport, Isle of White

Design Engineer; Mike Foulkes Bsc. Phd

We were commissioned to provide full steel portal frame design and specification for a new air craft hanger to be situated on the perimeter of Bembridge Airport. The design brief for the hanger was to have a large full width opening to one end so as to provide access to a number of air craft. The need for this large opening meant that careful consideration had to be adopted when analysing the behaviour of the frame.

We at Foulkes Jackson Fewings provided the structural engineering details for the foundations to the unit, the hanger floor slab and the steel frame superstructure. Unusually the steel roof frame was split level to provide a rear plant unit. This resulted in a double rafter/haunch connection detail to the rear, staggered gable framing.