Accession Number:

ADA136267

Title:

Bridge Reinforcement System. Phase III.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FIBER MATERIALS INC BIDDEFORD ME

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-14

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

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 carbonepoxy 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE