It is proposed to develop, build and experimentally validate a new concept Bridge Beams Inflatables Lightweight Modular and Portable (PVH-LMP) for surface transport vehicle, which uses as basic structural element to withstand the beams loads swollen with air at low pressure composite fabrics made from high performance. Once built will be the lightest, modular, transportable and easy to assemble available, with much better charge / weight compared to existing alternatives rapid deployment temporary bridge. Despite the promising features of the concept, such beams have not yet reached the market, and are limited to academic use and research groups away from productive industry. Scale prototypes of PVH-LMP, using a variety of commercial fabrics, have been built by Buildair in recent years and used to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept of such beams.

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