Accession Number:

AD0801884

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL RESISTANT TO HIGH-INTENSITY THERMAL RADIATION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 20 Jul 64-31 Oct 65,

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

245.0

Abstract:

A development and test program was accomplished to produce both flexible and rigid materials with improved resistance to the high-intensity thermal and luminous radiation from nuclear weapon explosions. Coated fabric and reinforced plastic laminate materials were developed for use primarily in flashthermal protective devices for aircrews and equipment, but the materials provide resistance to the radiated energy from any high temperature source. A review of the characteristics of radiant energy and material response to high-intensity thermal radiation is presented. The program included an investigation and evaluation of both metallic and non- metallic reflective coatings. Commercially available coatings and coated fabrics were tested. Two coated fabric concepts were optimized and prototype-production fabricated for further evaluation in service-type applications. he selected coated fabrics consisted of a specially pigmented white silicone rubber coated on beta glass cloth with a speciall pigmented black silicone rubber back surface coating Vacuum deposited aluminum on a high-temperature polyamide-filament fabric with a specially pigmented ethylene propylene rubber backing. The optimized rigid material consisted of a glass cloth reinforced, highly filled epoxy resin system laminate with a non-yellowing, gloss-white, urethane-base surface coating. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE