Accession Number : ADA119825

Title :   State-of-the-Art Assessment -- Shelter Habitability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 81-Sep 82,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Personal Author(s) : Wright,M D ; Chessin,R ; Laney,M ; Cox,L

PDF Url : ADA119825

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : The objectives of this study were to assess the state-of-the-art of shelter habitability research, to describe nuclear weapons effects and mitigation techniques, to summarize current civil defense programs and policies, and to identify future research needs related to shelter habitability. The work consisted of an extensive review of civil defense literature, a review of non-civil defense literature through computer searches, and personnel communications with individual researchers. The information obtained was summarized into a state-of-the-art assessment of research related to shelter habitability. General conclusions were listed to identify areas where there is general agreement among researchers. Recommendations for further study were made for areas where there is disagreement among researchers and where there are important unanswered questions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shelters, *Civil defense, State of the art, Habitability, Policies, Nuclear weapons, Weapons effects, Standards, Protection, Health

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE