Accession Number:

ADA023237

Title:

Slanting in New Basements for Combined Nuclear Weapons Effects: A Consolidated Printing of Four Technical Reports. Volumes 1, 2 and 3.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF FACILITIES AND HOUSING RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

735.0

Abstract:

This consolidated printing of four Stanford Research Institute Technical Reports, which were published in five volumes, contains only the latest version of any chapter, appendix or other portion of the original reports. The three early feasibility studies were published in full, including both old and new material, at the end of each research contract period. Later reports provide only revised portions for insertion into the latest full feasibility study. It is emphasized that protective shelter of the kind contemplated in full slanting - i.e., to protect against 15 psi nuclear air blast and related radiation effects or even much lower than 15 psi - provides excellent full protection against such natural disasters as earthquakes, hurricanes including cyclones, and tornadoes. Also, such protective shelter provides fire protection at a level equaling, in most aspects exceeding, fire codes, because fire codes assume continuing availability of professional fire departments and water supply, while their nonavailability is assumed in full slanting. In short, full slanted basement shelters more than satisfy requirements for protection against all natural disasters except floods.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE