Casualties Produced by Impact and Related Topics of People Survivability in a Direct Effects Environment
Final rept. 18 May 1973-31 Jul 1974
DEFENSE CIVIL PREPAREDNESS AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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The study predicts the survivability of people located in conventional buildings when subjected to the direct effects of megaton range nuclear weapons. Casualty-producing effects considered include 1 dynamic pressures of blast waves and 2 debris. The purpose of results is to categorize and rank casualty mechanisms and on this basis identify shelter spaces which are most likely to offer protection against them. Related topics include a classification of shelter spaces, analysis of a fallout shelter against the effects of blast, feasibility of using large limestone mines as shelters and the analysis of an emergency operating center against the direct effects of nuclear weapons.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Civil Defense