Accession Number:

AD0256875

Title:

THERMAL INSULATION OF AIR FORCE CLOTHING. A CATALOG AND PART 5 OF A SERIES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AEROSPACE MEDICAL LAB

Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Results of the fifth of a series of thermal insulation studies performed with electrically heated hand, foot, head, and entire body models are presented. The experimental data include results obtained with light, medium, and heavy clothing types, as well as with thermal protective items of a specialized nature. A revised catalog listing individually the insulation in clo units of numerous recently developed clothing items is included. These are arranged in order of increasing value in each clothing category i.e., light, medium, and heavy. Relationship between the measured and calculated thermal insulation of clothing assemblies is shown graphically and correction factors for use with each category of catalogued clothing are graphed. The effect of laundering on thermal insulation of many recent Air Force clothing assemblies is illustrated and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Protective Equipment
  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE