Accession Number : ADP004890

Title :   Prediction of Debris Hazards from Explosions in Buildings,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Huang,L. C. P.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Multiple Debris Missile Impact Simulation (MUDEMIMP) is a computer program that determines debris hazard by calculating the accumulated number of critical debris missiles at various impact ranges. Critical debris missiles are defined by DDESB as those with terminal kinetic energies greater than or equal to 58 ft-lb. The MUDEMIMP employs a probabilistic approach in solving the multiple debris hazard problem by utilizing Monte-Carlo sampling techniques to assess the effects of variations and uncertainties on the debris launch characteristics. The debris missile impact simulation starts by selecting one debris missile from the total debris with Monte-Carlo selected debris launch and flight parameters. Then, the computer calculates the trajectory, impact range and terminal kinetic energy of this particular sample debris missile. This Monte-Carlo random sampling process is repeated on the remaining debris missiles until all the debris have been sampled.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *IMPACT PREDICTION, *DEBRIS, EXPLOSIONS, BUILDINGS, COMPUTATIONS, SAFETY, RANGE(DISTANCE)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE