Baschiere, R. J., Lokmanhekim, M., Moy, H. C., Engholm, G.;
Bibliographic info:
General American Transportation Corp., ASHRAE Trans., Vol 71

An analysis of ventilation necessary to maintain air quality in an above-ground fallout shelter was done, making use of theoretical models, and generalizing the results to fit measurements on actual shelter data. Results show that, at most, boundary surface heat loss serves as a safety factor for ventilation systems, and thus ventilation systems should be designed to remove the entire thermal load generated within the shelter. This, when considered in addition to weather and load expectations, establishes an upper limit on ventilation equipment size.