Accession Number:

AD0801306

Title:

THERMAL RADIATION EFFECTS ON PAINTS, PLASTICS AND COATED FABRICS

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct-Nov 1951

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The object of this project was to determine the effect of thermal flux and other atomic blast phenomena on the service life and use characteristics of selected paint systems, plastics and coated fabrics currently used or proposed for use by the Corps of Engineers. Little or no work has been done previously on evaluating the effect of atom weapon phenomena on these properties. Selected materials were exposed to a laboratory source of thermal flux using Navy searchlight method, with the object of establishing a correlation between laboratory and field test results. Representative paint systems, plastics and coated fabrics were exposed to BAKER and DOG shots at thermal energies ranging from 1.6 cal.sq cm to 85 cal.sq cm. The samples were given a visual inspection in the field and returned to ERDL for laboratory comparison with samples retained at ERDL, to determine the effect of the exposures on the physical properties of the materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Textiles
  • Plastics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Armor
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE