Accession Number:

AD0421046

Title:

MEASUREMENT OF RADIATION HEATING IN AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS,

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GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

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Report Date:

1963-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Radiation heating measurements were obtained for several aerospace structural materials. Heating measurements were obtained throughout the following five configurations 1 4 inches of T-61 weldable aluminum, 2 4 inches of Inconel-X, 3 4 inches of 6 borated polyethylene, 4 4 inches of 6 borated polyethylene preceded by l inch of lead, and 5 4 inches of 6 borated polyethylene preceded by 14 inch of boral preceded by 1 inch of lead. Gamma ray and neutron dosimetry measurements were taken by means of a 4-cc ion chamber, gamma-ray chemical dosimeters, sulfur pellets, and gold foils. Heating rates were calculated for Configurations 1 through 4, and both measured and calculated data for all configurations are presented in graphic and tabular form. A method of correcting for heat leakage in the borated polyethlene transducer is outlined, and the required empirical parameters, obtained from a bake-oven experiment, are given along with suggested changes which should be incorporated in future experiments of this type. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE