Structural Response to Simulated Nuclear Overpressure (STRESNO): A Test Program and Future Analytical Techniques. Volume 1. Program Description and Results
Final rept. 3 Nov 1975-28 Feb 1977
BOEING WICHITA CO KS
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This document reports on the following 1 Experimental determination of the ability of 17 basic structural elements to withstand simulated nuclear overpressure loads utilizing Sandia Corporations THUNDERPIPE Shock Tube and uniform static pressure loads 2 Analytical determination of the ability of these structural elements to withstand nuclear overpressure loads and uniform static pressure loads utilizing the NOVA-2 computer program developed by Kaman AviDyne for the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Finite element techniques, and classical strength analysis techniques 3 Identification and evaluation of differences between test results and analysis results 4 Identification of suggested changes to NOVA-2 to upgrade its capabilities 5 Analytical determination of the sensitivity of structural response to selected structural properties and 6 Application of study results to future nuclear hardness assessments.