Accession Number : AD0756874

Title :   Ribbon Bridge Boat Transporter System Study

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Atkins, Roger M ; Wallace, Jr , Robert R ; Felts, Robert

PDF Url : AD0756874

Report Date : Oct 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The study is directed to a comparison of the relative cost, effectiveness, and risks associated with three bridge erection boat transportation systems for the ribbon bridge. The present boat transportation system is defined as the baseline. Alternative I consists principally of a one-piece boat on a truck transporter/launcher/retriever. Alternative II has a one- piece boat on a trailer pulled by a prime mover. It is concluded that Alternative I is the most cost-effective choice.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *BRIDGES, ASSEMBLY, BOATS, CARGO VEHICLES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, LAUNCHING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TRAILERS, TRANSPORTATION

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE