Accession Number : AD0908369

Title :   A Computer Code for Dynamic Stress Analysis of Media-Structure Problems with Nonlinearities (SAMSON). Volume IV. Analysis of GRABS Phase I Tests. Part 2. Appendixes IV, V, and VI.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 71-Jul 72,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Chiapetta, Richard L.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 326

Abstract : SAMSON, a two-dimensional finite element code, was developed for dynamic stress analysis of nonlinear media-structure problems. It is based on small strain theory and is applicable to axisymmetric and plane bodies with arbitrary material properties. This code is a modification of the existing SLAM code. Major modifications included incorporation of a new solution procedure and the addition of nonlinear structure and soil media constitutive laws. This volume contains selected time-history data output resulting from applying the code to analyzing a series of media-structure field tests.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS), (*STRESSES, (*STRUCTURES, STRESSES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), SOIL MECHANICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SOILS, MOISTURE, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, INTERFACES, DYNAMICS, BLAST, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TIME, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE