Please read my page on making structures out of thin, very light weight paper, cloth and plastic materials using new “field” technologies.
I keep hearing how the road, bridge, tunnel and airport infrastructure within the United States is falling apart and that will become dangerous to the public soon. I also know that the politicians have had $Billions of dollars to spend on this, but have spent it on something else. These same politicians are now demanding that we raise taxes to pay for this infrastructure repair again.
So… I ask myself if there is a technology that can be used to “temporarily” support a bridge piling or add a new lane to keep traffic moving while a more permanent repair is completed? Could this technology also be used to add a runway for Jumbo Jets? The answer is YES!!!
Just imagine, layout corrugated cardboard box material and then, generate a field around it. Just one layer of cardboard material is the equivalent of 4 inches of reinforced concrete; two layers could be used to land jumbo jets on.
This is an electrical field that is generated around the cardboard paper; it can be designed to be an inch from the surface of the paper on all sides; that would give it a thickness of about 2.25 inches. What about water? The field can be made water-proof and/or air-proof; yes, it can be made into water or liquid containers easily and yes, it can be made into vessels that float on fresh or salt water. Yes, it can be made into pressurized containers.
How strong is this field? Stronger than the strongest steel. How heavy is this field? Just the weight of the material that the field is generated around. It can be cardboard box material, paper, like is used in printers, nylon cloth as is used in tents, cotton clothing like sheets, nylon mosquito screening; it must be solid appearing or nearly solid as in screening.
Can this field support the weight of many cars and trucks passing over it continually? Yes, easily, it can support an jumbo jet landing on it. It can also be used to make docks and piers for loading and unloading large ships; it is up to the task of being pushed against by ships of many thousand tons displacement.
So… Whether the repair is temporary or permanent, it does not, necessarily, mean that it must be torn down and replaced, at huge expense, with concrete and rebar. We can wrap structural supports with cloth and generate a field. We can lay paper or cloth on the existing roadways, generate the field, and replace the blacktop or concrete; guess what? No potholes.
The biggest challenge is the requirement for continuous electricity; is this a huge problem?
No. A 9-volt battery that you can buy in most stores will power a 500 foot one-lane, one layer stretch of roadway for one year. Now, just hook up a solar collector to that battery and it extends to 3-5 years depending on the quality of the rechargeable battery.
This is a new idea that can be put in place quickly, easily and at low cost. It may not be the answer to permanent repairs, but is a wonderful, new way to make temporary adjustments to existing infrastructure so that repairs can be made in-place without destroying, rebuilding and rerouting thousands of people around it.