ANALYSIS OF ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER HEAT LOSS

Authors
  1. Cain, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report describes the heating properties of the Canadian Forces Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). In the theoretical analysis, the APC is modelled as a box, having various insulating covers on the surfaces. The rate of heat transfer from the APC is then estimated for each measured thermal conductances. All assumptions, equations and physical data used in the analysis are presented as is a listing of the FORTRAN computer program which was used to solve the heat transfer equations. Field measurements of internal Air temperature and of heat flow-rates were made using two APC's in various insulating configurations. The measured heat loss from an uninsulated APC was in close agreement to the heat loss predicted by the theoretical analysis. However, the measured heat loss from an APC insulated with a covering developed by the Defence Research Establishment Suffield was found to be significantly greater than that predicted by the theoretical analysis. TRUNCATED
Report Number
TN-84-15 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1984
Number of Pages
62
DSTKIM No
85-01582
CANDIS No
46394
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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