Accession Number : AD0615156

Title :   EFFECTS OF FIRE ON STRUCTURAL DEBRIS PRODUCED BY NUCLEAR BLAST.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : UNITED RESEARCH SERVICES CORP BURLINGAME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rotz,J. ; Edmunds,J. E. ; Kaplan,K.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The investigation has revealed that fire is a major factor, and sometimes the primary factor, to be considered in evaluation of debris production from a nuclear attack. The area initially subjected to fire will compare to that for blast damage for small weapons, (megaton range). Fire spread would serve to further increase the area affected by fire. To evaluate fire effects, additional information regarding ignition range and fire resistance of buildings is necessary. With these data and knowledge of the behavior of the type of building involved, its fate after being subjected to fire can be predicted. Use of altered debris curves will enable prediction of the amount of debris that will be produced by the combined effects of blast and fire. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FIRES), (*FIRES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, STRUCTURES, AIRBURST, DEGRADATION, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, CIVIL DEFENSE, BLAST

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE