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A novel deployable tied arch bridge

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This paper presents a novel type of vehicle launched deployable bridge for military or relief operations. Most existing vehicle launched deployable bridges (also known as assault bridges or mobile bridges) take the form of a simply supported beam and require mechanically complex deployment sequences. This bridge has, first, an innovative deployment sequence based on a single actuator and a tied arch form; second, a stackable cross-section to reduce the package size during transport; and third...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Engineering Structures Journal website
Volume:
70
Pages:
1-10
Chapter number:
C
Publication date:
2014-04-20
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ISSN:
0141-0296
URN:
uuid:8d84daa7-408d-427e-a58e-9766a8700f24
Source identifiers:
472258
Local pid:
pubs:472258

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