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Title: Methods of estimating fatalities from a major hazard accident
Authors: Poblete, Benjamin G.R.V.
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: © Benjamin G.R.V. Poblete
Abstract: An analytical method is described for the impact of hazards on the surrounding area. The model is based on the assumption of a uniform population density, the inverse square law for the decay of the intensity of the physical effect and the lognormal distribution, or probit equation, for the relation between the injury or causative facctor and the probability of injury. It is on these assumptions that the model is valid. The number of people injured may be approximately estimated by calculating the radius for 50% injury and assuming that all persons inside the circle suffer injury while all those outside it escape injury. [Continues.]
Description: A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27216
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