Thermal properties of reflective helmet exposed to infrared radiation

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    Abstract

    The thermodynamic properties of a model infrared heat reflective helmet were evaluated using an advanced thermal manikin technology. The aluminized model helmet was tested for infrared (IR) radiation attenuation properties. Total manikin heat gain and changes in surface temperature were documented for controlled IR radiation exposure levels. The results illustrate the benefits offered by an aluminized reflective surface in attenuating IR radiation and the advantages of using a spacer harness system to minimize radiant heat transfer from the helmet to the head.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
    Pages1663-1665
    Number of pages3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: 19 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    ISSN (Print)1071-1813

    Conference

    Conference55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period19/09/1123/09/11

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