Accession Number : AD0780059

Title :   Nontactical Bridging for the Field Army - 1980.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Terry C. ; McDowell,Edward L.

Report Date : 01 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 619

Abstract : The study is to determine the preferred nontactical gap-crossing bridge system(s) and to recommend the most cost effective to be fielded by 1980 for two theaters of operation. It is also to serve as the basis for continuing development and acquisition. The approach is to simulate the terrain and combat environments in which the bridges must be constructed. Once bridges have been designed, a reliable statistical sample of main supply routes are constructed to obtain an optimized bridge type mix. Various decisional information on the bridge mixes is also provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military equipment, *Military bridges, Military engineering, Planning, Cost effectiveness, Bridges, Life cycles

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE