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Title: PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SPHERICAL CONTAINMENT VESSEL

Abstract

A 5-ft-OD, 4-ft-ID concrete spherical shell with a 1/16in.-thick inside steel shell and a 1/8-in.-thick outside steel skin, was designed and tested for containment of explosions. The prestressing was obtained by making the outside steel skin of twelve flanged pentagons which were bolted together. Results are reported of tests with up to 3.25 lb high explosives; at this weight, the seams started to break but the failure was not catastrophic. The peak residual hot gas pressure was 209 psi for 3.25 lb explosive. The extension of the data to a 20-ft- OD, 16-ft-ID structure is discussed. (D.L.C.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.
OSTI Identifier:
4018311
Report Number(s):
LADC-5817
NSA Number:
NSA-18-020130
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING; CONCRETES; CONFIGURATION; EXPLOSIONS; FAILURES; GASES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; JOINTS; PLANNING; PRESSURE; SHELLS; SPHERES; STEELS; STRESSES; TESTING; VESSELS; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Mueller, D W, Furnish, A P, and Bateman, A C. PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SPHERICAL CONTAINMENT VESSEL. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Mueller, D W, Furnish, A P, & Bateman, A C. PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SPHERICAL CONTAINMENT VESSEL. United States.
Mueller, D W, Furnish, A P, and Bateman, A C. Mon . "PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SPHERICAL CONTAINMENT VESSEL". United States.
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title = {PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SPHERICAL CONTAINMENT VESSEL},
author = {Mueller, D W and Furnish, A P and Bateman, A C},
abstractNote = {A 5-ft-OD, 4-ft-ID concrete spherical shell with a 1/16in.-thick inside steel shell and a 1/8-in.-thick outside steel skin, was designed and tested for containment of explosions. The prestressing was obtained by making the outside steel skin of twelve flanged pentagons which were bolted together. Results are reported of tests with up to 3.25 lb high explosives; at this weight, the seams started to break but the failure was not catastrophic. The peak residual hot gas pressure was 209 psi for 3.25 lb explosive. The extension of the data to a 20-ft- OD, 16-ft-ID structure is discussed. (D.L.C.)},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4018311}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
}

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