Accession Number:

AD0705388

Title:

MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF FIRE DEFENSES. PART II.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. May 69-Feb 70,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL ENGINEERING MECHANICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The report covers the development of a computer code to predict the effects of civilian and professional fire fighting on building fires initiated within an urban area by a nuclear attack. Cities are represented by a few thousand tracts, each of which is described in terms of the composition and size of its built-up area and the lengths and widths of firebreaks between it and built-up areas in adjacent tracts. The fire-fighting forces consist of two-man teams called self-help teams that can handle small fires in furnishings, four-man teams called brigades that can handle fully developed room fires in their early stages, and finally fire-dependent units. Provisions are included for alocating these forces according to the size, type and numbers of buildings in each tract. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE