Accession Number : AD0695636

Title :   POWER DENSITY RATING FOR FIRE IN URBAN AREAS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 68-Apr 69,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL ENGINEERING MECHANICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Takata,Arthur N. ; Salzberg,F.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The study involves the development of a computer code to predict the power density (rate of heat generation per unit land area) produced by building fires caused by a nuclear attack on an urban area and its application to typical areas of San Jose and Albuquerque for various attack conditions. A scheme was also developed to rapidly estimate the power density by hand calculation. In addition to predicting the power density, the code predicts the radiant intensities in the streets from the burning buildings and the radiant heating of the air. Also, studies were conducted to ascertain the effects of the thermal environment on personnel in the streets and related to the effects of fallout. Permissible exposure times are indicated for the two effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FIRES), (*FIRES, URBAN AREAS), (*THERMAL RADIATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, POPULATION, ROADS, BUILDINGS, FALLOUT, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), IGNITION, BURNS(INJURIES), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), HEAT TOLERANCE, CIVIL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Civil Defense
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE