Accession Number : ADA136267

Title :   Bridge Reinforcement System. Phase III.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


PDF Url : ADA136267

Report Date : 14 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : This report covers Phase III of Contract Number DAAK70-81-C-0228. The development of a pilot production line and the fabrication of 20 sets of light-weight carbon epoxy tensile bridge elements were the main goals of Phase III. The design of the bridge element was a result of analysis and testing performed on subscale and full-scale elements in Phases I and II respectively. The configuration chosen was the Racetrack Tensile Element, a filament carbon/epoxy member with metal fittings at each end and attaching hardware. After a replacement of the original ALMAG 35 end fittings with a stainless steel collar and aluminum face plate configuration, the tensile elements passed the specifications in the static proof testing and were delivered to MERADCOM.

Descriptors :   *Linkages, *Fiber reinforced composites, Military bridges, Structures, Tension, Epoxy composites, Carbon fibers, Attachment, Fittings, Rings, Stainless steel, Aluminum alloys, Stresses, Measurement, Computer programs, Manufacturing, Fabrication

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE