Material Selection and Testing for Thermal Radiation Shielding.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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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
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