Simplified Stress Analysis of Heated Reinforced Concrete Cylinders


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Title: Simplified Stress Analysis of Heated Reinforced Concrete Cylinders

Author(s): H. M. Haydl and A. N. Sherbourne

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 77

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 469-471

Keywords: creep properties; cylindrical shells; loads (forces); radiation shielding; reinforced concrete; shrinkage; stress analysis; thermal stresses.

Date: 11/1/1980

Hollow reinforced concrete cylinders are being proposed as shields for stored nuclear wastes. The structural response under thermal loading is therefore of interest. A simple method to calculate approximate thermal stresses in reinforced concrete containers is presented. The procedure accounts for creep and shrinkage of the concrete. The method is illustrated with an example.