Development of Nonmetallic Fibrous Materials for Protection of Personnel from High Intensity Thermal Radiation
Technical rept. 10 Jan 1966-30 Sep 1968
GOODRICH (B F) AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE PRODUCTS AKRON OH
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The report details the technical development performed to select an inorganic oxide reflective coating which, when combined with a reinforcing fabric and insulative backing, can replace aluminized glass for thermal radiation shielding. Magnesium oxide, lanthanum oxide, and titanium dioxide were evaluated as reflectants. Glass and Nomex fibers and fabrics of various weaves were studied. Silicone rubber compounds were developed and modified to yield the proper degree of insulation. The early stages of the program centered on coating fibers and weaving them into suitably reflective materials.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics