Accession Number:

AD0630423

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF FALLOUT SHELTER VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1962-Sep 1964

Corporate Author:

GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES IL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The results of two years field testing of fallout shelters is reported herein. Simulated occupants Simocs and forced flow conditioned air were used to duplicate emergency environmental conditions. Nine tests have previously been documented in detailed Interim Reports. Based on field measurements of temperature, humidity and heat flux, and supplemented by an analytical computer program, an adiabatic procedure is recommended to predict shelter environmental conditions. This adiabatic procedure neglects heat transmission through the shelter boundary surfaces and can predict shelter effective temperatures to within 2F. The procedure is conservative in that it will over-estimate the shelter temperature for all shelters tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE