Accession Number:

AD0676183

Title:

CASUALTY PREDICTION COMPARISONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The study utilized a previously developed computer model, the Shelter Evaluation Program SEP code, to investigate the effectiveness of various shelter configurations and occupant postures with regard to resisting the direct effects of a 10 MT surface burst over a range of incident pressure levels. The shelter configurations include wood frame single-story and two-story, load bearing brick wall three-story residential, seven-story brick load bearing wall warehouse, six-story steel frame curtain wall commercial, and no shelter outside cases. Shelter occupants were considered in two postures standing and prone. Results indicate that there is a significant reduction in casualties when shelter occupants are in a prone state.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE