Secondary Fire Analysis.
SCIENTIFIC SERVICE INC REDWOOD CITY CA
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This report presents the results of a program to examine the potential for secondary fires i.e., those caused by blast or other nonthermal effects of a nuclear detonation in or near structures, with emphasis on critical facilities and industries. Assessment of the potential for secondary fires is critical to many aspects of civil defense planning protecting against ignitions in criticalkey industries, protecting from fire spread, assessing expected damage, and locating or determining the survivability of key worker shelters. There are significant differences between the secondary ignitions caused by nuclear blasts and those caused by other mechanical stimuli such as earthquakes. This fact greatly reduces the data base available to apply to the development of a prediction method. A model, developed for use by civil defense planners, is detachable from the report for easy use in field surveys. The input provided includes all information required to determine the key parameters the building type, its structural characteristics, a use classification, damage as a function of overpressure, and the probability of secondary fires. Author
- Safety Engineering
- Combustion and Ignition