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 damage-causing 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 environment-related 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