Accession Number : AD0772537

Title :   Buried Fuel Capsule: Comparison of Three-Dimensional Computer Data with Experimental Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Takahashi,S. K.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Static and dynamic three-dimensional finite-element computer structural analyses were performed on buried, horizontal fuel capsules for correlation with field and laboratory experimental test data. The structures were 12- and 36-inch-diameter steel capsules with hemispherical ends. Static and dynamic deformations and strains were calculated by a linear elastic computer program using one quadrant of the soil-structure medium. The computer results compared favorably with the experimental data. Stresses, such as the longitudinal stress at the springing line, which are unobtainable with a two-dimensional computer code, were also determined and evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fuel tanks, *Underground structures, *Blast loads, *Structural properties, Dynamics, Statics, Computer programming, Graphics, Curve fitting, Steel, Dynamic response, Storage, Computations

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE