Accession Number : AD0767890
Title : A Code for Analysis of Nuclear Effects and Systems Survivability. Volume IV. Neutrons and Gammas.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : McLaren,Robert D. ; Meisterling,Harold E.
Report Date : JUN 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 70
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 gammas, 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; 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. This report contains detailed descriptions of the calculation of effects due to neutrons and gammas. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : (*DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THREAT EVALUATION), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), NEUTRON FLUX, GAMMA RAYS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE