CREW-COMPARTMENT TEMPERATUES: THE EFFECTS OF A SOLAR-HEAT REFLECTING PAINT.
HUMAN ENGINEERING LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The study evaluated on olive-drab enamel that reflects solar heat. The evaluation compared temperatures inside two M113 Armored Personnel Carriers APCs one painted with the reflecting paint and the other with a conventional lusterless olive-drab finish. Over a five-day period, measurements at five locations on each APC revealed that temperatures were lower in the vehicle treated with the reflecting paint. Because this paint reduces the temperature of the vehicular skin and of the crew-compartment air, it will probably reduce the thermal stress on personnel confined inside such vehicles. If this paint is used with air-conditioned vehicles, it should reduce air-conditioning requirements. Author
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