COOLED PLATE TESTS ON TEXTILE MATERIALS IN SIMULATED COCKPIT UNDER “SOLAR RADIATION”

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Abstract

This study investigated if clothing material with reflective properties has an effect on heat gain in pilot, specifically, under solar radiation. Two materials, conventional pilot suit material (Old) and material coated with coldblack® (New, Schoeller Technologies AG, Switzerland) were tested over variety of underwear layers and in a box simulating cockpit. A hot plate was used to measure textile combinations’ insulation. Under the solar radiation simulation with a Thorn lamp (841 W/m2) a water cooled plate was utilized.
The insulation of New was slightly lower than in Old. New showed about 10 % lower heat transmission under solar radiation than Old. Textile surface temperature in New was several degrees lower than in Old. When placed in the box the heat transmission difference reduced to nothing. The new material has ability to reduce the heat load in the open space. In closed space the advantage disappears, i.e. the effect of the outer layer in cockpit scenario is marginal.

Details

Authors
  • Kalev Kuklane
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Keywords

  • Pilot clothing, outer layer, solar radiation, cockpit ventilation, heat transmission, water cooled plate
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Ambience 14&10i3m
Subtitle of host publicationScientific Conference for Smart and Functional Textiles, Well-Being, Thermal Comfort in Clothing, Design, Thermal Manikins and Modellin, 7-9 September 2014, Tampere, Finland
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3269-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventAmbience14 & 10I3M, Scientific conference for Smart and functional textiles, Well-Being, Thermal comfort in clothing, Design, Thermal Manikins and Modelling - Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland
Duration: 2014 Sep 72014 Sep 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of Ambience, Scientific Conference for Smart Textiles
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2342-4540

Conference

ConferenceAmbience14 & 10I3M, Scientific conference for Smart and functional textiles, Well-Being, Thermal comfort in clothing, Design, Thermal Manikins and Modelling
CountryFinland
CityTampere Hall, Tampere
Period2014/09/072014/09/09

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