Bridge Reinforcement System. Phase III.
FIBER MATERIALS INC BIDDEFORD ME
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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.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Civil Engineering