Accession Number : AD0759684

Title :   Hydrostatic Loading of Concrete Spherical Hulls Reinforced with Steel Liners.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 69-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Haynes,H. H. ; Page,G. L. ; Ross,R. J.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Nine model concrete spheres reinforced with steel liners located on the inside, outside, or both inside and outside were tested to failure under hydrostatic loading. The quantity of reinforcement varied from 1.8 to 23.9% by area; for this range of reinforcement, the spheres showed increases in failure pressure from 0 to 374% over that of unreinforced concrete spheres (2,810 psi). Using a nominal 12% reinforcement, it was found that the best reinforcing method was to place liners on both the inside and outside of the wall. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED CONCRETE, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE), (*CONSTRUCTION, UNDERWATER), FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), STEEL, STRESSES, BUCKLING, TEST METHODS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, STRAIN(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE