Accession Number : AD0815206

Title :   A REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF FIRE-STARTS DUE TO NUCLEAR DETONATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN NY

Report Date : 03 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The requirements for developing a model for predicting fire-starts in urban areas due to nuclear detonations are discussed. The design of an urban fuel array survey is described and the data requirements are outlined. Some results of a survey of Providence, R. I. are presented in the form of area and building geometries and fuel distributions, and the adaptation of these data to a fire-start model are described. The data suggests that window hangings will probably provide the largest number of ignitions, and it is pointed out that the threat from this source might conceivably be reduced. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FIRES), (*FIRES, URBAN AREAS), FIRE SAFETY, BUILDINGS, IGNITION, FUELS, DISTRIBUTION, WOOD, THERMAL RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE