Accession Number : AD0661851

Title :   PREDICTION OF FIRE DAMAGE TO INSTALLATIONS AND BUILT-UP AREAS FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES: APPENDICES A-G.

Descriptive Note : Phase III of final rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Waterman,T. E. ; Labes,W. G. ; Salzberg,F. ; Tamney,J. E. ; Vodvarka,F. J.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 361

Abstract : Experiments were performed to provide necessary data for the prediction of fire damage to urban areas exposed to a nuclear burst. The investigations dealt with: flame heights and burning rates of well-ventilated fires, fire spread within structures - model room experiments, fire spread from interior kindling fuels, fire spread from exterior kindling fuels, full-scale building fires and coalescence of convective columns from free burning fires. Detailed description of the employed instrumentation is given. The derived correlations as well as the actual data are included in the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *URBAN AREAS), (*FIRES, URBAN AREAS), FLAMES, BURNING RATE, FLAME PROPAGATION, STRUCTURES, BUILDINGS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE