Experimental study and modelling of thermal protection in liferafts using a thermal manikin and human subjects

L. Mak, A. Kuczora, M. Ducharme & B. Farnworth
Experiments were conducted in cold conditions (5°C water temperature and 5°C air temperature) to assess the thermal protection of a 16-person, SOLAS approved, commercially available liferaft using a thermal manikin and human subjects. The comparison tests included four cases – 1. Inflated raft floor; dry clothing (Idry); 2. Inflated raft floor; wet clothing (Iwet); 3. Uninflated raft floor; dry clothing (Udry); 4. Uninflated raft floor; wet clothing (Uwet). The results demonstrated equivalence in insulation between...
This data center is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our Documentation.