Accession Number : AD0701764

Title :   STRAIN DISTRIBUTION AROUND UNDERGROUND OPENINGS. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF UNDERGROUND OPENINGS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Perloff,W. H.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 241

Abstract : As a part of the total effort to determine if the finite element method of analysis will permit prediction of safe spans for existing and proposed underground openings, it was the objective of this study to use existing and slightly modified continuum models, employing the finite element method, for prediction of stresses around and displacements within underground openings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, STRESSES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), SHEAR STRESSES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, SOIL MECHANICS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, SUBROUTINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE