Accession Number : ADA135696

Title :   GETAWAY: A Model for Parametric Studies in the Area of Base Escape Survivability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : MacGhee,D F , Jr ; Williams,C P

PDF Url : ADA135696

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : GETAWAY, a base escape nuclear survivability model specifically designed for parametric studies, is presented. GETAWAY computes the probability of survival for an alert force escaping from a single base under SLBM attack. Parametric studies of 20 escape, threat, and hardness parameters are possible. Nuclear blast, thermal, and prompt radiation intensities are computed and aircraft survivability is derived from cumulative log-normal damage functions of weapon effect intensity. GETAWAY is shown to be an effective alternative to current predictive models for conducting parametric analysis. Its advantages over current base escape survivability models are speed, cost effectiveness, and interactive capabilities while providing parametric results highly comparable to alternative models. GETAWAY's methodology could also be applied to ICBM, naval, or ground force nuclear survivability analyses. A User's Guide, Example Session, and Program Listing are provided as appendices.

Descriptors :   *Military aircraft, *Survivability, *Computerized simulation, Nuclear explosions, Explosion effects, Escape systems, Models, Survival(General), Probability, Parametric analysis, Predictions, Vulnerability, Envelope(Space), Monte Carlo method, Cost effectiveness, Theses

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE