Accession Number : AD0784923

Title :   Laboratory Test Techniques for Evaluating the Thermal Protection of Materials when Exposed to Various Heat Sources.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ernst,E. Dale

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report presents the laboratory test techniques used for evaluating the thermal protection characteristics of materials when exposed to a number of heat sources. The parameters of prime importance are athermancy and thermal shrinkage. The techniques described, combined with an off line data reduction package, provide a measure of materials thermal protection against human skin burns. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Test methods, *Materials, *Thermal properties, Fabrics, Plastics, Thermal stability, Protection, Fire safety, Flammability, Wounds and injuries, Shrinkage, Burns(Injuries), Heat transfer, Aircraft fires, Aviation fuels, Naval research, Test equipment

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE