AUTOMOTIVE PLANT AND TRANSPORT;ALLEVIATION OF EFFECTS OF HEAT LOAD ON THE OCCUPANTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

The purpose of this bulletin is to examine the heat load affecting the occupants of current production motor vehicles and determine what standard could reasonably be expected in telecommunications, australis, and what are the best means of achieving that standard. Heat which flows in the cabin of a vehicle originates from cabin occupants, engine waste heat and solar radiant heat. Factors discussed in the examination include ventilation, airflow and styling. Thermal comfort, alleviation of the effects of heat load with regard to external sun visors, seating material, evaporative cooler units and refrigerated air conditioning. It is recommended that the automotive industry should carefully re-examine the design parameters for a vehicle for Australian conditions and produce a vehicle to suit them. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Telecommunications Commission

    199 William Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Druce, R H
    • Morcom, R R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Bull No. 5Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM