Accession Number:

ADA083515

Title:

Documentation and Analysis of the WSEG-10 Fallout Prediction Model.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this independent study is to recreate and document the most popular analytical fallout model in use over the past twenty years, WSEG-10. Local access to WSEG-10 at the Air Force Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, will provide a basis for future fallout studies. As such, this study provides a fully documented Fortran computer code containing the most recent version of the WSEG-10 analytical model with sample output. To further understand this computer code, a general discussion of the WSEG-10 fallout model and analysis of crossrange dispersion sigma y and activity conservation is included. Results of the analysis of sigmay demonstrate that diffusive growth is not accounted for in the model and that crosswind shear is the dominant, long term effect. In a comparative conservation analysis, the WSEG model in use today does not conserve activity due to the unnormalized character of the crossrange transport function. This effect is substantial at yields less than .1 MT. Activity not conserved varied between 31.4 at 1 KT and a wind of 60 st. mi. Also included is a further discussion of model limitations or inconsistencies discovered either through computer use during this independent study or during initial literature search.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE