Schirmen Technologies, LLC was created to develop and manufacture advanced protection systems to mitigate the vulnerability of critical transportation infrastructure. Through high fidelity physics based (HFPB) finite element (FE) models and live testing, Schirmen Technologies engineers efficient, economical and site specific solutions.
Engineering & Analysis Landmark suspension and cable-stay bridges across the world have different vulnerabilities based on their size, stand-off, cable configurations, connections and proximity to local authorities among many other variables. All such variables greatly influence the efficacy of potential terrorist threats against a bridge. Given this variability, Schirmen Technologies and partners use advanced modeling methods to tailor protection and resilience specific to each cable shield configuration. Note modeling methods are calibrated with actual field test results.