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

SMART BRIDGE: A tool for estimating the military load classification of bridges using varying levels of information 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 Identifier:531084
Report Number(s):ANL/DIS/TM--37
ON: DE97009419; TRN: 97:005295
DOE Contract Number:W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; BRIDGES; STATIC LOADS; EXPERT SYSTEMS