Accession Number : AD0739695

Title :   Hydrospace Simulator Facility for Materials Testing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH UNIT NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s) : Audet,Norman F.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Unit (NCTRU) developed a hydrospace simulator facility for testing material properties at sea depths to 1,000 FSW. The facility contains three testers to study material thickness, stretch-flex, and thermal conductance properties from normal ambient pressures to 1,000 FSW. The equipment complex also integrates the gas control and instrumentation hardware, testers, and pressure chamber equipment necessary for studying the material properties outlined. The material properties which can be studied with theis facility are of significant importance in the development and/or screening of materials suitable for deep sea swimmers' suits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST FACILITIES, *UNDERWATER CLOTHING), DEEP SUBMERGENCE, SIMULATORS, THICKNESS, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, DEFORMATION, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE