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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by GarethW, Feb 17, 2011.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Does anyone know of a test house with Solar heating test chamber?

      The chamber must preferably by in the UK, but somewhere in western Europe would be OK too.

      The lamps MUST be metal-halide discharge - they're the best for simulating natural sunlight (forget tungsten filament - they're a waste of time).

      Thanks!
       
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    3. AndrewNew

      AndrewNew Well-Known Member

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      I know some people at Portsmouth University who do environmental testing of polymers. They have solar-exposure chambers but as I remember they are only a couple of square meters test area (designed for relatively small test coupons). Is that likely to be of any use, or are you testing full size components (which I imagine are pretty big)?

      Cheers

      Andrew
       

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