Accession Number:

AD0905100

Title:

F.C.D.A. Family Shelter Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

Project 9.1 a BUSTER was designed to determine the effects of atomic explosions on small civil defense shelters for family use. Since limited participation in the program did not permit tests of all proposed shelter designs, data developed by Lehigh University Institute of Research served as a guide in selecting four types of shelters. They were 1 covered-trench, 2 metal-arch, 3 wood-arch, and 4 basement lean-to. Twenty-nine simple structures were built along an arc 1200 ft. from the target point. Construction was varied without regard to protective values and only to obtain technical data for design purposes. These structures were subjected to Shots Baker, Charlie, and Dog.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE