Working Document of Survey Research on Test Procedures and Measurement Technicques
October 1987 - PDF 9.92MB
The test procedures and measurment techniquest for optical, thermal, mechanical, physical and chemical properties to evalusate material performance, material reliability and for material durability among the four designated solar materials categories such as window and collector glazing, collector absorber, heat transfer media with or without additives and heat storage material were surveyed. Evaluation and analysis of the state-of-the-art of materials testing and measurement methods were prepared on the basis of the compiled one hundred and thirty eight reports contributed by particants. Recommendations for interlaboratory testing, where required, to determine the durability of materials and to develop the data needed for the development of new and/or modified testing and measurement methods are emphasized.