Accession Number:

AD0601139

Title:

A REVIEW OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSION PHENOMENA PERTINENT TO PROTECTIVE CONSTRUCTION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Specifically oriented to the design of protection from the effects of nuclear weapons, the report deals with the phenomena of the intense or close-in regions not always adequately covered in such otherwise thorough standard works as Glasstones The Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Some features given emphasis are early fireball growth, prompt nuclear radiation near an explosion, cratering and intense ground shock, high-overpressure air blast, hot fireball air and intense thermal exposure, and distribution of debris and afterwinds. The intention, however, was to include information on all aspects of nuclear explosions known to be pertinent to the design of shelters.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE