Accession Number:

ADP000495

Title:

Lethality of Unprotected Persons due to Debris and Fragments

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BASLER (ERNST) AND PARTNERS ZURICH (SWITZERLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A quantitative model for the prediction of the lethality of unprotected persons due to debris and fragments is presented, The model provides the basis for the quantitative assessment of hazards caused by debris and fragments from various sources such as crater ejecta, building debris and fragments from bombs and shells. In a first step, the effects of a single piece of debris onto exposed persons are investigated. The lethalities of different body regions are evaluated in terms of the debris characteristics. In a second step, the lethality by the debris shower is obtained by superposition. A sample application shows how the model can be used to predict the lethality caused by crater ejecta from surface explosions on soil.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE