Accession Number:

ADA011108

Title:

Casualties Produced by Impact and Related Topics of People Survivability in a Direct Effects Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 18 May 1973-31 Jul 1974

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE CIVIL PREPAREDNESS AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE