In order to evaluate the stress intensity factor, the flaw depth and the nominal stress must be ascertained. For numerical calculations of stress values with the finite element (FE) method the code has to be verified. For this purpose, the drop test II with a cylindrical cask was selected. The test data were compared with results of two calculations with different material models. The results of the calculation with the material model based on realistic material parameters show very good agreement with the experiment. The material model based on minimum material specifications is not suitable for FE calculations. (author).