Journal Published Online: 01 December 1996
Volume 19, Issue 4

A Thermally Controlled Test Chamber for Centrifuge and Laboratory Experiments



This note describes a novel approach for the provision of a thermally controlled testing chamber. The main principal of the system is to use a layer of cooled air as an active insulation medium to convect away heat transferred through conventional passive insulation. Results from laboratory floor and centrifuge tests are reported. Observed and predicted performance capabilities of the chamber are also discussed.

Author Information

Stone, KJL
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Smith, CC
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Schofield, AN
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Pages: 5
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ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10722J