Accession Number : AD0747821

Title :   Research in Soil Structure Interaction,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Flathau,W. J.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Soil-structure interaction is defined as it applies to protective structures designed to resist the forces produced by nuclear devices. A unique laboratory facility is discussed in which buried structures can be subjected to pressures simulating those produced by nuclear devices. Preliminary results and plans are presented for several research programs, i.e., fundamental studies, semicircular arches, cylinders, and similitude studies, currently being conducted at the Waterways Experiment Station.

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, SOIL MECHANICS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES), INTERACTIONS, PRESSURE, SIMULATION, LOADS(FORCES), SHOCK WAVES, DETONATIONS, REINFORCED CONCRETE

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE