Accession Number : AD0664789

Title :   ANCET USER'S MANUAL.

Descriptive Note : Volume 3 of final rept.,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cruze,Alvin M. ; Thornton,Robert H.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : This volume, the third of a three volume final report, contains detailed instructions for operation of ANCET, a rapid running computer model designed to assist in sensitivity analyses of civil defense systems and components. These instructions are primarily for operation of the ANCET Input Processor, a second computer model designed to prepare input tapes for ANCET. The material in this volume gives procedures for preparation of input cards for the input processor. These input cards, which are prepared by following a simple format, generate changes in values of ANCET input parameters. The input processor then writes a series of ANCET input tapes, one for each input parameter value change. Use of the input processor results in large time savings over manual construction of ANCET input tapes and is the key to successful application of ANCET for large scale sensitivity analyses. A preliminary data base for use with ANCET is given in this volume. Elements of this data base include attack patterns, areal population distribution approximations, and prompt effects casualty function approximations. In addition, an application of ANCET for sensitivity and feasibility analyses is presented. These applications are examples of the combined use of the two models with their associated data base. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), FALLOUT, CASUALTIES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, POPULATION, FALLOUT SHELTERS, PUNCHED CARDS, FLOW CHARTING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE