Accession Number:

AD0270666

Title:

THE THERMAL RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS OF NYLON FABRIC ASSEMBLIES SUBMITTED BY THE CLOTHING SUPPLY OFFICE (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION) U. S. NAVAL SUPPLY ACTIVITIES, BROOKLYN, NY

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The thermal radiation characteristics of four nylon fabric assemblies have been evaluated. The critical thermal energies required for destruction of the fabric assemblies, were determined. The critical thermal energies required to produce a 2 mild burn to skin behind the fabric were computed from the temperature rise of an underlying skin simulant attendant upon irradiation of the fabric assembly. For the measurement of the critical thermal energies for cloth destruction the dynamic-exposure carbon-arc source with paraboloidal mirrors for collimating and condensing the emitted radiation was employed. The 11-mm static-exposure carbon-arc source with an ellipsoidal mirror for collecting and condensing the radiation was employed to determine the temperature-time characteristics of the polyethylene skin simulant behind the cloths. Using the temperature history measurements, the critical energies, corresponding to a 2 mild burn underneath the fabric assemblies were calculated.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE