Accession Number : AD0653018

Title :   PSYCHOLOGICAL, ENGINEERING, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SHELTER EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES. VOLUME I. SUMMARY AND REVIEW.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES ILL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Meier,H. A. ; Engholm,G.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A series of non-occupancy and shelter occupancy studies were conducted which evaluated the ability of typical shelterees to use (1) a Package Ventilation Kit (PVK), (2) three types of Effective Temperature meters, (3) a toxic gas detector, and (4) a prototype drinking water dispenser; and to evaluate the ability of this equipment to integrate into the shelter system. The shelterees can assemble the PVK but cannot deploy it correctly unless they are supplied with detailed photograph-floor plan instructions. The PVK's impact on the shelter system is minimal. At a low water level, the water dispenser proved awkward. The toxic gas detector is not easily operated and the Effective Temperature meters are generally read in error.

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, *CIVIL DEFENSE), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, VENTILATION, COOLING, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, FOOD, WATER SUPPLIES, TOILET FACILITIES, STRESSES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE