Accession Number : AD0638560

Title :   DESIGN OF WOVEN AND LAMINATED FABRICS FOR TESTING OF THERMAL RESISTANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : PRODESCO INC PERKASIE PA*

Personal Author(s) : Brockmann,Hal E.

Report Date : 19 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In an effort to develop a single-layer fabric specifically constructed to resist thermal radiation of intensity commensurate with that of nuclear detonations several concepts were investigated. These concepts were: (1) air spacings incorporated in the fabric by weaving; (2) weaving into the fabric a metallic scrim to impede and spread laterally the heat passing through the fabric; and (3) incorporating an insulating layer by lamination between two fabric layers. Fabrics of good thermal resistance were obtained and certain principles with regard to thermal protection were derived from the data generated in this study together with those from earlier studies on flame contact. Foremost among the latter is the fact that air spacing is far more efficacious against heat transfer by flame contact than by radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMAL INSULATION, *TEXTILES), (*FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, THERMAL INSULATION), FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES, LAMINATES, MANUFACTURING, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE