Accession Number : AD0164952

Title :   Method for Evaluating Electrostatic Propensity of Fabrics and Soft Sheeting Materials.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Petrick,John T. ; Bailey,Milton

Report Date : 15 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent concerns a method and apparatus for measuring the electrostatic charge generating capacity of various materials and simulating the contact effects that result in static charge build-up on an individual. A Van de Graaff type generator is employed having a plurality of rollers. Charge is accumulated in the vicinity of at least one roller and measured at another. Two rollers and a single material belt to be tested are employed or more than two rollers and a plurality of belts may be used.

Descriptors :   *Fabrics, *Test equipment, *Static electricity, *Patents

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE