Accession Number : AD0857311

Title :   The Thermal Ram: A New Concept for Load Application

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Horton, Wilfred H ; Smith, Strether ; Bailey, Stanley C

PDF Url : AD0857311

Report Date : Jan 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The report describes how thermal expansion of a block of material can be adapted to produce a versatile machine for instability studies. It indicates novel approaches to the creation of boundary conditions and nonuniform loading actions.

Descriptors :   *SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), *TEST EQUIPMENT, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, LOADS(FORCES), STABILITY, THERMAL EXPANSION

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE