THIRD-STAGE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VULNERABILITY MODEL: A SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING DAMAGE RESULTING FROM MARINE SPILLS

The Population Vulnerability Model (PVM) is a computer simulation intended to provide quantitative measures of the consequences of maritime spills of hazardous materials. The simulation starts with a description of the nature of the spill itself, continues through the dispersion of the hazardous material, and then assesses the effects of resulting toxicity, fire and/or explosion, as applicable, on people and property. This report describes the third-stage development of the (PVM), which consisted of improving user adaptability and applicability. This has been achieved by reducing and simplifying input requirements, by introducing new casualty summation displays, and by incorporating automatic time and demographic control characteristics into the model.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard Office of Research and Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Enviro Control, Incorporated

    One Central Plaza, 11300 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Rausch, A H
    • Tsao, C K
    • Rowley, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-5-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-33377-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM