Accession Number : ADA017220

Title :   Single Scatter Model for Thermal Radiation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tedesco, Frederick P.

Report Date : MAR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : This report investigates the contribution to the transmission of thermal energy by photons which scatter no more than once along their path from burst to receiver. Using the most current atmospheric models presently available for transmission studies, the single scattered, direct, and ground reflected fluences incident normal to a receiver with variable altitude and orientation, are calculated for nuclear detonations of different yield and altitude. Results are compared against existing computer transport codes to determine the validity of using single scattering to approximate the exact and highly complex case of multiple scattering.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *THERMAL RADIATION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NUCLEAR FIREBALL, SCATTERING, AEROSOLS, MAXWELLS EQUATIONS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE