Accession Number : ADA105723


Title :   Secondary Fire Analysis.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC SERVICE INC REDWOOD CITY CA


Personal Author(s) : Wilton,C ; Myronuk,D L ; Zaccor,J V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a105723.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : This report presents the results of a program to examine the potential for secondary fires (i.e., those caused by blast or other nonthermal effects of a nuclear detonation) in or near structures, with emphasis on critical facilities and industries. Assessment of the potential for secondary fires is critical to many aspects of civil defense planning: protecting against ignitions in critical/key industries, protecting from fire spread, assessing expected damage, and locating or determining the survivability of key worker shelters. There are significant differences between the secondary ignitions caused by nuclear blasts and those caused by other mechanical stimuli such as earthquakes. This fact greatly reduces the data base available to apply to the development of a prediction method. A model, developed for use by civil defense planners, is detachable from the report for easy use in field surveys. The input provided includes all information required to determine the key parameters: the building type, its structural characteristics, a use classification, damage as a function of overpressure, and the probability of secondary fires. (Author)


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WARFARE , *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , *CIVIL DEFENSE , *FIRES , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , INDUSTRIES , SECONDARY , STRUCTURES , BUILDINGS , OVERPRESSURE , COMBUSTION , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , PLANNING , PROTECTION , IGNITION


Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE