Accession Number : AD0424694

Title :   POST-ATTACK RESEARCH 3000, REPAIR AND RECLAMATION OF DAMAGE FACILITIES AND AREAS.

Descriptive Note : Summary research rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Ahlers,E. B.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This initial study of problems involved in clearing structural debris in cities after nuclear weapon attack was directed toward identifying the major problems involved and performing limited technical studies in several of the problem areas. Procedures were developed for estimating gross debris accumulation in various types of urban areas, based on complete structural demolition and uniform distribution of the fragmented materials. Theoretical studies on the fragmentation process were initiated toward quantifying and fragment-size distribution of demolished structural elements. Estimating tables were prepared to indicate the capacities of excavating equipment in removing debris. Major problems involved in planning and scheduling debris removal operations and the essential elements of a clearance program are described. Associtate problems resulting from radioactive contamination of the rubble are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, URBAN AREAS), (*BUILDINGS, FRAGMENTATION), (*URBAN AREAS, CLEANING), MILITARY ENGINEERING, CIVIL ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE