Accession Number : AD0743862

Title :   Fundamental Studies of Medium-Structure Interaction. Report 1. Finite Element Analysis of Buried Cylinders.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Kirkland,Jesse L. ; Walker,Robert E.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A finite element computer program was adopted and modified to perform static analysis of buried structures. Two separate variable-moduli soil models were used in the code to analyze the response of 6-inch-diameter cylinders having wall thicknesses of 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 inch when buried to a depth of 9 inches in dry sand and subjected to a static overpressure. The computed results were compared with experimental results obtained from static tests of these cylinders in the Waterways Experiment Station Small Blast Load Generator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, RESPONSE), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LOADS(FORCES), PRESSURE, STRESSES, INTERACTIONS, SOILS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE