Literature Survey of Blast and Fire Effects of Nuclear Weapons on Urban Areas
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA
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The purpose of this literature survey was to determine the state of knowledge of blast and fire effects of nuclear weapons on urban areas. This information should aid the planning of research in improving predictive capabilities and the development of mitigation and hardening measures. This report consists of summaries of our findings in four main areas 1 attack scenario, thermal radiation and blast wave propagation 2 ignition 3 structural response and debris formation and 4 fire spread and mass fire. Conclusions are given for each section, and our overall conclusions are presented at the end. The first appendix summarizes the relative state of knowledge, while the second appendix is a bibliography of relevant documents.
- Nuclear Warfare
- Nuclear Weapons
- Radiation Pollution and Control