Accession Number:

ADA537442

Title:

Foam Bridging for Surf Zone Breaching Operations

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to demonstrate the potential of rigid polyurethane foam RPF as a building material to allow building of bridges for transport of heavy material and troops over an obstacle and mine field. In the future such a bridge could be constructed in transit or near the anticipated landing site with very large savings in lift required over traditional bridging techniques. The objective of this project is to demonstrate an alternative non-explosive approach to breaching the surf-zone in an amphibious assault or rapid follow-on phase. Specifically this effort was to show the feasibility of this concept, identify any major technical hurdles with the proposed concept, and provide an initial model for analysis of the full-scale system.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE