Accession Number:

ADA052029

Title:

Structural Response to Simulated Nuclear Overpressure (STRESNO): A Test Program Establishing a Data Base for Evaluating Present and Future Analytical Techniques Volume II. Program Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Nov 75-28 Feb 77,

Corporate Author:

BOEING WICHITA CO KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

684.0

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. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE