Accession Number:

AD0659982

Title:

APPLICATION OF FIRE FUNDAMENTALS TO MODELS OF MACROSCALE PHENOMENA FROM NUCLEAR WEAPON BURSTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Report Date:

1967-07-21

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The application of fire fundamentals to macroscale fire phenomena is reviewed to date as part of the OCD program for assessing urban vulnerability to fire caused by nuclear-weapon bursts. Sufficient background information is provided for use in future fire-damage-assessment and fire-protection procedures. Included are the characteristics of fires in enclosures, characteristics of fires in the open basic processes, techniques for estimating fire spread, and role in fire-spread models and the interaction coalescence of small- and large-scale, freeburning fires. The technical material presented will be useful for determining the importance of each parameter governing macroscale fire phenomena, the synergistic effects of interacting parameters, and what additional information is needed on the sensitive parameters and their interrelations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE