Accession Number : AD0262643

Title :   SIMPLIFIED METHOD FOR PREDICTING THERMAL RADIATION IN THE VICINITY OF NUCLEAR DETONATIONS

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OHIO

Personal Author(s) : VERGAMINI,PAUL L.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Simplified, empirical equations are presented which allow determination of the incident thermal radiation on a receiver in the vicinity of a nuclear detonation. The equations are essentially curve fits to the thermal energy values calculated by the Chapman and Seavey prediction technique for both ground and air bursts and forA VARIETY OF ATMOSPHERIC AND GEOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS. The simplified equations correlate very well with the thermal energy data obtained during OPERATION REDWING. The thermal energy equations for the specific type days standardized by the Air Force in their nuclear weapons capabilities studies are included. Sample calculations employing the simplified equations are presented in Appendix A and a summary of the pertinent equations is given in Appendix B. (Author)

Descriptors :   *THERMAL RADIATION, AIRCRAFT, BLAST, CLIMATE, DETERMINATION, EVASION, FLIGHT PATHS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE