
Accession Number : ADD006641
Title : Tactical Nuclear Slide Rule for a Plurality of Environments.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Kelley, C Stuart
Report Date : 31 Aug 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : A calculational aid is provided, in the form of a slide rule, to facilitate calculation of probable damage inflicted by a nuclear detonation. The particular apparatus permits calculation of any one or more of several damagecausing environments induced by nuclear detonations, and the consequential probability of damage resulting from such a detonation caused by the particularly calculated environment. Appropriate scales, properly spaced in particular relationships, are provided on a slide rule, thus providing a means for performing the calculational functions described above. Each of the possible environmentrelated damage calculations utilizes five parameters, and the present invention provides an apparatus for determining any one of the five parameters once the other four are known. (Author)
Descriptors : *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CALCULATORS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, NEUTRON FLUX, RADIATION DOSAGE, OVERPRESSURE, THERMAL RADIATION, STATIC PRESSURE, DYNAMIC PRESSURE, PULSES, GAMMA RAYS, PROBABILITY
Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
Nuclear Weapons
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE