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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE