Accession Number:

ADA053151

Title:

Third-Stage Development of the Vulnerability Model. A Simulation System for Assessing Damage Resulting from Marine Spills

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRO CONTROL INC ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The Vulnerability Model VM is a computer simulation intended to provide quantitative measures of the consequences of maritime spills of hazardous materials. The simulation starts with a description of the nature of the spill itself, continues through the dispersion of the hazardous material, and then assesses the effects of resulting toxicity, fire andor explosion, as applicable, on people and property. This report describes the third-stage development of the VM, which consisted of improving user adaptability and applicability. This has been achieved by reducing and simplifying input requirements, by introducing new casualty summation displays, and by incorporating automatic time and demographic control characteristics into the model.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE