Accession Number : AD0757994

Title :   Approaches to Computer Modeling of Atmospheric Nuclear Effects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Boris, Jay ; Brown, Jack ; Coffey, Timothy

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Five relatively distinct approaches to computer modeling of the fluid like aspects of nuclear-explosion phenomenology in the upper atmosphere are compared, with heavy emphasis laid on the problems associated with constructing a successor code to RANC. Each of the five methods is scored on 16 indices comprising four general criteria: survivability, validity of results, ease of use, and required computer resources. Highest overall scores were obtained by the system-like approaches to analytic and quasi - analytic modeling. The lowest scores were obtained by the detailed physics approaches. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, VULNERABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE