Lightweight Composite Portable Bridges for Military and Emergency Applications

Professor John Kosmatka

Lightweight Composite Portable Bridges for Military and Emergency Applications - Professor John Kosmatka The need for immediate mobility in the aftermath of natural disasters, or on the battlefield, has lead to the development of light-weight bridging composed of aerospace composite materials. At UC San Diego, a broad multi-disciplinary research program is underway on the design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of these large (20-40 m) structures capable of supporting 100-ton vehicles. Improved composite manufacturing methods are leading to innovative structural solutions

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