Accession Number:

ADA239324

Title:

Primary Blast Injuries in the Open and in Foxholes Resulting from Nuclear Type Detonations

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 28 Sep 1988-1 Oct 1990

Corporate Author:

TECHNICO SOUTHWEST INC LOS ALAMOS NM

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The nature of primary blast injuries that affect the gas containing organs in the body are described and illustrated in this report. A history of blast-injury research that includes descriptions of the proposed damage mechanisms, cause of death and clinical manifestations is also presented. Estimates of the incident blast levels required to produce lung and GI tract injuries in man are based on the results of tests with animals. There are three blast exposure scenarios 1 for personnel prone, end-on to the blast in the open 2 for personnel in open, two-man foxholes, with the blast wave rising in multiple steps and 3 for personnel in the foxhole, with the blast wave rising in a single step.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE