Buried Fuel Capsule: Comparison of Three-Dimensional Computer Data with Experimental Data.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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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