SMART BRIDGE: A tool for estimating the military load classification of bridges using varying levels of information

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A major consideration in planning and executing military deployments is determining the routes available for moving troops and equipment. Part of this planning ensures that all of the bridges along the routes can support the specialized equipment needed. Because few trained and experienced bridge analysts are available, and automated tool is required to help military engineers and planners quickly and accurately determine the capacity, or the military load classification, of bridges. However, because detailed information about each bridge may not always be available, the tool also needs to include alternative methods for estimating bridge capacities. SMART BRIDGE, developed by Argonne ... continued below

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Van Groningen, C.N. & Paddock, R.A. March 1, 1997.

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A major consideration in planning and executing military deployments is determining the routes available for moving troops and equipment. Part of this planning ensures that all of the bridges along the routes can support the specialized equipment needed. Because few trained and experienced bridge analysts are available, and automated tool is required to help military engineers and planners quickly and accurately determine the capacity, or the military load classification, of bridges. However, because detailed information about each bridge may not always be available, the tool also needs to include alternative methods for estimating bridge capacities. SMART BRIDGE, developed by Argonne National Laboratory, provides this capacity. The tool consists of a collection of modules that interact with each other to accommodate various bridge types, analytical techniques, and database functions. 5 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

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OSTI as DE97009419

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  • Other: DE97009419
  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/TM--37
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/531084 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 531084
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692696

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Van Groningen, C.N. & Paddock, R.A. SMART BRIDGE: A tool for estimating the military load classification of bridges using varying levels of information, report, March 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692696/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.