Accession Number:

AD0860811

Title:

Protection Afforded by Field Fortifications Against Nuclear Weapons Effects

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-12-08

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This report covers a field fortification test conducted as a part of Exercise DESERT ROCK VII during Operation PLUMBBOB. The test objectives were to determine if increased protection could be obtained by using a shelter-type entrance in conjunction with a 7-ft by 7-ft machine gun emplacement to determine the vulnerability of a laminated roof to blast from atomic weapons to determine the effect of partial cover varying the size of entrance opening and orientation on the attenuation of prompt gamma and neutron radiation in various types of hasty fortifications and to determine the protection afforded by the offset foxhole against blast and nuclear radiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE