Accession Number:

AD0842573

Title:

Personnel Casualty Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

318.0

Abstract:

This investigation has resulted in the development of a computer code SEP - Shelter Evaluation Program which predicts casualties of personnel when subjected to the initial effects of a nuclear weapon. Conditions for both sheltered and unsheltered personnel were considered. Available casualty data were analyzed and functional relationships between casualty and appropriate weapon effects were approximated. Analytic models relating the weapon effects to these casualty functions were also developed for SEP Code. A validation of the code was performed using existing Hiroshima data. Finally, results are presented for a range of construction and weapon parameters to illustrate how SEP Code may be easily utilized to study shelter effectiveness in terms of added survivors.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE