dc.contributor.authorPathiusman Abdullah Ashiqmumin.
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-26T00:57:18Z
dc.date.available2009-08-26T00:57:18Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/18949
dc.description.abstractThe military uses portable bridges for the quick crossing of obstacles in warzones or for humanitarian efforts post war. The major gripe about such equipment is that they are mostly automated. Even in the few that are human operated, the weight and the assembly required coupled with the uneven terrain makes it difficult to assemble the bridge. This report is about the design of a new and lighter bridge which does not have any joints. Firstly, the stresses experienced in the current structure in use, with the working load were calculated using Mechanics of Materials. Then, suitable materials were chosen. Using the properties of these materials, the optimal dimensions were calculated using the physical constraints of the new design. Finally, a finite element analysis of the design was tested on ABAQUS. The finite element results showed that the stresses experienced in the structure were well below the stresses of the materials used. The weight of the new design was reduced by more than 25%.en_US
dc.format.extent57 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Manufacturing::Product designen_US
dc.titleOptimal design of portable single trackway bridgeen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorSridhar Idapalapatien_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMECHANICAL ENGINEERINGen_US


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