Accession Number : AD0784789

Title :   Static Propensity of Various Air Force Garments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Opt,Preston C. ; Ross,Jack H.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The purpose of the tests described in this report was to measure the static propensity of a series of Air Force hospital, flight and ground crew summer and winter garments fabricated of both currently available and experimental fabrics. The results are for assessing the hazards associated with the use of the various materials and materials combinations involved. The scope of the tests was limited to the measurement of static potential (voltage) after body movement, rubbing contact and separation of garments worn by test subjects. Tests were performed in an environmental chamber at 70F, 20-22% RH and 70F, 50-55% RH to demonstrate the role of humidity on static accumulation. All garments were new and tested in the as received condition. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Textiles, *Electrostatic fields, Static electricity, Test methods, Measuring instruments, Polymers, Humidity, Metallic textiles, Ignition, Humidity, Air Force equipment

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE