Accession Number : ADA080470


Title :   Experimental Evaluations of Selected Immersion Hypothermia Protection Equipment.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Jun 78-30 Jun 79,


Corporate Author : CLEMSON UNIV S C COLL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Harnett,R Michael ; O'Brien,Edward M ; Sias,Fred R ; Pruitt,James R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a080470.pdf


Report Date : 12 Oct 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 172


Abstract : This report summarizes an experimental test program conducted with state-of-the-art hypothermia protection equipment. Tests included the following attributes: cold-protection effectiveness, mobility reduction, fatigue induction, ease of donning, buoyancy, aesthetic appeal/wearer confidence, flame resistance and reliability. Cold-protection effectiveness is expressed in terms of survival-time estimates for individuals, with selected body structures, wearing the test articles in 1.7 C (35 F) water. The data from these investigations is intended to collectively support the selection of equipment best suited for use by recreational boaters, Coast Guard crewmen and merchant mariners. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , *HYPOTHERMIA , *EXPOSURE SUITS , LOW TEMPERATURE , MOBILITY , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , WATER , COLD REGIONS , REDUCTION , RELIABILITY , TABLES(DATA) , COLD WEATHER , IMMERSION , FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY) , WET SUITS


Subject Categories : Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE