Accession Number:

ADA050700

Title:

Structural Response to Simulated Nuclear Overpressure (STRESNO): A Test Program and Future Analytical Techniques. Volume 1. Program Description and Results

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Nov 1975-28 Feb 1977

Corporate Author:

BOEING WICHITA CO KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE