Accession Number : AD0748581

Title :   Summary of Soil-Structure Interaction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 70-Dec 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Allgood,J. R.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : The report summarizes currently available knowledge of soil-structure interaction as it pertains to facilities that provide protection from nuclear weapons effects. The major subdivisions of the subject are discussed in sufficient detail to convey a general understanding of the subject and to provide key references. The recommended design methodology is illustrated for the horizontally oriented buried cylinder. A parallel approach is suggested for buried structures of other configurations. It is suggested that analysis of resulting designs be accomplished by the finite element method. Illustrations of two-dimensional and three-dimensional solutions by this method are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, INTERACTIONS), (*GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, SOIL MECHANICS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), RESPONSE, SHOCK WAVES, STRESSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE