Accession Number:

AD0291448

Title:

THE APPLICATION OF EQUIVALENT RESIDUAL DOSE CONCEPT TO OPERATIONAL PLANNING TECHNIQUES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The equivalent residual dose concept proposed by the National Committee on Radiation Protection permits a more reliable prediction of the medical effects of nuclear radiation exposure during emergency conditions. This study investigates the use of this dose concept during the complex operational situations in the postattack period of a nuclear war. Preliminary planning aids have been developed to permit prediction of the maximum equivalent residual dose encountered in operational regimens involving three phases of radiation protection. Other parameters that can be varied are stay-times in each phase, the permissible dose, and the fallout radiation intensity level. The basic computer program can incorporate a much wider variety of parameters including daily changes in equivalent protection factor, variation in first day radiation exposure, decay rate, etc. The planning aids have been applied to a partial evaluation of standard fallout shelter specifications and the requirements for secondary shelter. The latter study indicates that the use of secondary shelters having a protection factor of about 10 and which could serve as temporary living and working areas would permit significant reductions in primary shelter stay-times.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Radiobiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE