Accession Number : AD0690965

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF AN INTERIM FIRE-BEHAVIOR MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : URS RESEARCH CO BURLINGAME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Martin,Stanley B. ; Ramstad,Robert ; Colvin,Clifford B.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : The study involved the development of interim techniques for evaluating the incendiary damage to urban targets following a nuclear attack. The techniques were applied to two cities (San Jose and New Orleans). Following a survey of selected areas of these target cities, the distributions of initial fires resulting from specified, hypothetical attack were predicted and - on an hourly basis - the subsequent spread of fire throughout the cities was estimated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FIRES), (*FIRES, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BUILDINGS, PROBABILITY, IGNITION, AREA COVERAGE, URBAN AREAS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, SURFACE BURST, THERMAL RADIATION, AIRBURST, LOUISIANA, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE