Accession Number:

ADA317372

Title:

Thermal Mannikin Testing of Prototype Combat Vehicle Crewman Cold Weather Jackets.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Oct 95,

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This report compares the thermal performance of two experimental flame-resistant FR battings 82 P8418 polyester and 75 Curlon r25 polyester constructed into prototype combat vehicle crewman CVC cold weatherjackets with the standard jacket, which uses Nomexr batting. Prototype jackets were tested on a thermal mannikin along with the standard CVC cold weatherjackets, both before and after laundering. The prototype jackets containing these experimental battings exhibited comparable thermal properties to the standard and exhibited little, if any, weight reduction in the overall garment weight It was recommended further work be done on the Curlon battings to improve their performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Textiles
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE