Accession Number:

ADA141572

Title:

Centrifugal Scaling Laws for Ground Launch Cruise Missile Shelter

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1983

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CIVILENGINEERING

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the feasibility of, and scaling relationships for, centrifugal modelling of the GLCM shelter. Similitude between model and prototype is deemed possible if constitutively similar reinforced concrete and soil are used in the model. However, currently available US centrifuges limit GLCM shelter model scales to 1150 to 1300, which causes difficulties in model construction with microconcrete and miniaturized reinforcement. Therefore, centrifugal modelling of GLCM components, coupled with computer analyses, is recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE