Accession Number : AD0652262

Title :   STUDY OF THE METHODS OF REDUCING THE HEAT LOAD IN TANKS,

Corporate Author : ANDERSEN (ARTHUR) AND CO NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Hatch,Theodore F. ; Walpole,Robert H.

Report Date : 11 MAY 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Absorption of solar heat by a tank raises the inside air and wall temperatures appreciably and thus increases the heat load to which the crew is exposed. The degree to which the air temperature within the tank increases depends upon several factors, including the following: Percentage of solar energy absorbed by the vehicle; rate of heat transmission through the tank walls; and rate of ventilation. These factors are subject to some control; the rate of heat transfer through the walls can be reduced by insulation; the rate of heat removal can be increased by increasing the ventilation and the percentage of solar radiation which is absorbed can be reduced by proper selection of paint for the exterior surface of the vehicle. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), SOLAR RADIATION, HEAT, ABSORPTION, TEMPERATURE, HEAT TRANSFER, PAINTS, REFLECTION, CAMOUFLAGE, INFRARED RADIATION, MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Combat Vehicles
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE