Accession Number : AD0767888

Title :   A Code for Analysis of Nuclear Effects and Systems Survivability. Volume I. User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Meisterling,Harold E.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The report contains the description of a computer code which calculates effects due to a nuclear burst, and determines the survivability of up to 100 selected vehicle positions. The effects calculated are those due to X-rays, neutrons, gammas, induced gamma, blast, and thermal. The code accepts as input; the number and spectra of the nuclear bursts; the vulnerability of the vehicles (one type at a time) to the various effects; and the mission profile (initial positions and velocity vectors). The code then computes the level of each effect from each burst at each target position. If any effect level exceeds the vehicle's given vulnerability, that vehicle is assumed to be killed. In the case of blast only a probability of survival may be computed rather than a kill/no kill determination. The code is written in FORTRAN Extended for the CDC 6600 computer located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The code requires 290 seconds of computer time for each burst to be analyzed, and a central core of 156000 octal regardless of the number of bursts. The report is divided into five volumes. A user's guide to the code is presented in the report. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THREAT EVALUATION), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), NEUTRON FLUX, GAMMA RAYS, X RAYS, VULNERABILITY, KILL PROBABILITIES, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE