Accession Number:

AD0658734

Title:

DESIGN OF TESTS FOR THE EFFECTS OF MASS FIRES ON SHELTER OCCUPANTS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ISOTOPES INC PALO ALTO CA

Report Date:

1966-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

An outbreak of mass fires introduces serious additional life hazard factors which may require extensive modifications or overhaul of existing concepts of shelter design, construction and management. In this report the various life hazard factors associated with mass fires and the effects these would have on shelter occupants are discussed. Experiments both field and supporting laboratory experiments and facilities needed to more accurately determine or predict the effects of the various hazards on shelter occupants and for development and evaluation of protective measures are described. Basic biological test design considerations and certain precautions necessary in carrying out biological experiments are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE