Accession Number:

ADA058361

Title:

Modeling the Dynamic Response of Slabs to Overpressure.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WIGGINS (J H) CO REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Report Date:

1977-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

A study was performed to determine if single degree-of-freedom non-linear models can adequately represent the dynamic response of reinforced concrete slabs to time-dependent pressure loadings. Test data were used from static and dynamic experiments conducted by Waterways Experiment Station WES and the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory NCEL. The primary conclusion that 1 d-o-f models can be fitted to the data by using model parameters that are physically realistic. Another major conclusion is that non-linear structures such as RC slabs should be tested at a variety of levels of excitation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE