Accession Number:

AD0256411

Title:

PRESSURE RESPONSE WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE SUBJECT TO A BLAST WAVE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A generalized mathematical model is presented of the rise of pressure with time within an enclosure as a function of enclosed volume, leakageopening area, static overpressure, and nuclear weapon yield. The results are shown graphically. Their applicability to the design of protected enclosures is illustrated by two examples of personnel shelters a small home shelter, and a considerably larger arrangement housing up to a hundred people.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE