Safe distances

Israel David

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This work highlights the problem in military operations of setting safety limits for friendly forces, neutral forces, or civilians, to avoid sustaining unnecessary casualties both in wartime and in training. We present and investigate an analytic model which both enables the quantitative understanding of the inherent problems, and which furnishes a reasonably flexible tool in the hands of the analyst. Characteristic numerical results are displayed and analyzed: They show in particular that prevailing crude approximations are inadequate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-269
Number of pages11
JournalNaval Research Logistics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2001


  • Damage functions
  • Firing theory
  • Fragmentation
  • Safe distances
  • Support fire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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