Accession Number : ADP001803

Title :   Firestorm Formation and Environment Characteristics after a Large-Yield Nuclear Burst,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC-SIERRA RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Hassig,Paul J. ; Rosenblatt,Martin

Report Date : 31 MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The ignition and propagation of fires after a large-yield HOB detonation represent a potentially important nuclear weapons effect. Urban areas, with many ignition sources, are particularly susceptible to fires and to the rapid spread and possible coalescence of individual fires distributed over a large area. Under some circumstances, a firestorm may develop. The objectives of this study areto numerically simulate: (1) the physical conditions leading to a firestorm, and (2) the velocity and pressure fields inside and outside a representative firestorm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear explosion damage, *Explosion effects, *Fire storms, *Ignition, Environments, Flame propagation, Combustion, Atmospheric motion, Numerical methods and procedures, Simulation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE