Accession Number:

AD0292050

Title:

HEAT-RETENTION PROPERTIES OF TENT LINERS

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Corporate Author:

PHYSICS ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY CORP BOULDER COLO

Report Date:

1962-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Quantitative measurements are presented of the heating re uirements of tents, general purpose, medium, under a wide range of windspeeds, nighttime radiation, and outdoor ambient temperatures. The relation of liner fabric thickness, air permeability, and surface reflectivity to the heating requirements of tents is discussed. The most practical liner from the standpoint of manufacture and use, and the liner showing the greatest amount of heat savings while maintaining comfort within the tent under all the environmental conditions encountered in this test, was constructed from a lightweight, thick-napped, modacrylic fabric. Results suggest that a reflective surface would improve the heat-retention properties of tent liner fabrics. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE