Accession Number:

AD0779943

Title:

Material Selection and Testing for Thermal Radiation Shielding.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

This report includes procedures for selection and testing of advanced thermal protection materials for use on an absorptive, lightweight thermal radiation flash shield to protect aircraft crews from a nuclear weapon thermal pulse. Included are, a survey of thermal protection systems and materials, techniques for simulation of a nuclear weapon thermal pulse, testing procedures and equipment description, heat transfer theory and a computer code developed to model the flash shield, the code uses an implicit numerical solution method to solve the one-dimension, transient, heat conduction equation for a multilayer slap. Also shown in the report are results of testing and a final optimal shield design, with weight, cost, and safety information for the proposed shield. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE