HEAT STRESS IN CHEMICAL WARFARE CLOTHING

Authors
  1. Farnworth, B.
  2. Crow, R.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper presents an analysis of heat flow mechanisms which operate in a chemical warfare (CW) suit in order to estimate the extent to which it might be possible to alleviate heat stress without resorting to artificial cooling. The analysis uses Canadian, UK and US thermal and water vapour resistance measurements of CW materials/clothing and shows that little improvement in heat dissipation can be expected with material improvements alone. It is proposed that heat stress could be substantially reduced by making the CW suit with a minimal number of independent fabric layers and as close fitting as possible. Physiological tests are required to confirm the validity of this theory.
Report Number
TN-83-28 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1983
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
84-01470
CANDIS No
120890
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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