Accession Number:

ADA061806

Title:

Distribution of Nuclear Damage Probability with Distance.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The probability of damage to a battlefield item caused by the detonation of a nuclear weapon has been described by various analysts as being a cumulative lognormal function either in the range of the item from the burst or, alternatively, in the intensity of the free-field nuclear-induced environment such as neutron fluence or total radiation dose experienced by the item. The quantitative differences and similarities of the two approaches are discussed here, and a technique is introduced that approximately bridges the two methodologies, thus allowing conversion of the data base of one methodology to the other. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE