Accession Number : ADA011108


Title :   Casualties Produced by Impact and Related Topics of People Survivability in a Direct Effects Environment


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 May 1973-31 Jul 1974


Corporate Author : DEFENSE CIVIL PREPAREDNESS AGENCY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Longinow, A ; Hahn, E ; Wiedermann, A ; Citko, S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a011108.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 228


Abstract : The study predicts the survivability of people located in conventional buildings when subjected to the direct effects of megaton range nuclear weapons. Casualty-producing effects considered include (1) dynamic pressures of blast waves and (2) debris. The purpose of results is to categorize and rank casualty mechanisms and on this basis identify shelter spaces which are most likely to offer protection against them. Related topics include a classification of shelter spaces, analysis of a fallout shelter against the effects of blast, feasibility of using large limestone mines as shelters and the analysis of an emergency operating center against the direct effects of nuclear weapons.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS , *CIVIL DEFENSE , *CASUALTIES , *FALLOUT SHELTERS , IMPACT , DEBRIS , SHELTERS , BLAST WAVES , SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , SAFETY , PERSONNEL , MINES(EXCAVATIONS)


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE