Accession Number:

AD1111561

Title:

Experimental Proof of Concept for Heat Sink Controlled Temperature Fields within Multi Layered Materials

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Memorandum Report]

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2020-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

17

Abstract:

This report describes a series of experiments that provide proof of concept for heat sink control of temperature fields within multi-layer materials consisting of a fabric and conductive substrate. The primary focus of this experiment is to observe the effects of coupling fabrics with heat sinks. By building layered fabric materials that include a heat sink layer, the surface temperature may be controlled via a system not centralized to the location of the desired cooling. This kind of layered material that can transfer heat to a centralized location can be desirable for designing clothing with cooling capabilities. These experiments are not for demonstrating optimal materials for heat sink thermal control, but rather to demonstrate the feasibility of such control using work piece fabrics and heat sink materials, which are realistic and have sufficiently different thermal diffusivities.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]