Accession Number : ADA076026

Title :   Survivability in a Nuclear Weapon Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 77-30 Apr 79,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Longinow,A

PDF Url : ADA076026

Report Date : May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : This report contains information on protective capabilities of a variety of different personnel shelters against prompt effects of nuclear weapons. This information was collected from previous studies performed for DCPA in this subject area. Protective capabilities are expressed in terms of 'people survivability functions' which relate the probability of survival (or percent survivors) to the free field overpressure at the shelter site. Respective shelters are described in terms of their geometry and material properties. The following shelter categories are included. (1) Existing Engineered Buildings (Upper Stories and Basements), (2) Designed Basements, (3) Single-Purpose Shelters, (4) Dual-Purpose Shelters, (5) Expedient and Special Purpose Shelters and (6) Expediently Upgraded Shelters.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL DEFENSE, *SHELTERS, *SURVIVAL(GENERAL), *FALLOUT SHELTERS, NUCLEAR WARFARE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SIMULATION, MODELS, BUILDINGS, ESTIMATES, BASEMENTS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE