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STATIC LOAD TESTS ON THE AMMI PONTOON.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
This report contains information from the engineering tests made on the 90 x 28 x 5-foot Ammi Pontoon. Static loads imposed on the orthotropic rib structural members included simulated wheel and military tank loads. Electrical resistance strain gages mounted on selected members were used to measure resulting strains in the structure. Each test represented a single wheel or a single tank track at a specific location on the pontoon deck. By means of superposition of measured stresses, those stresses which would have resulted from dual loads were derived. Author