Accession Number:

ADA252415

Title:

Finite Element Analysis of the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Report Date:

1992-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge AVLB is a folding bridge that was fielded in the early 1960s as the Armys standard heavy assault bridge. The bridge is rated for normal crossings of military load classification of 60 tons MLC 60 over a maximum gap of 60 feet and a vehicle speed of 25 mph. The System Simulation and Technology Division, AMSTA-RY, was tasked by the Systems Engineering. Directorate, AMSTA-U, to perform an anlaysis of the AVLB over a 60- foot gap while an M1A1 crosses it. The objective of this project was to perform a finite element analysis FEA of the whole AVLB to determine high-stress areas of concern. Finite Element Analysis, AVLB.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE