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Dry and wet heat transfer through clothing dependent on the clothing properties under cold conditions

Richards, Mark G M; Rossi, Rene; Meinander, Harriet; Broede, Peter; Candas, Victor; den Hartog, Emiel; Holmér, Ingvar LU ; Nocker, Wolfgang and Havenith, George (2008) In International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 14(1). p.69-76
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of moisture on the heat transfer through clothing in relation to the water vapour resistance, type of underwear, location of the moisture and climate. This forms part of the work performed for work package 2 of the European Union THERMPROTECT project. Thermal manikin results of dry and wet heat loss are presented from different laboratories for a range of 2-layer clothing with similar dry insulations but different water vapour permeabilities and absorptive properties. The results obtained from the different manikins are generally consistent with one another. For each climate, total wet heat loss is predominately dependent on the permeability of the outer layer. At 10 degrees C, the... (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of moisture on the heat transfer through clothing in relation to the water vapour resistance, type of underwear, location of the moisture and climate. This forms part of the work performed for work package 2 of the European Union THERMPROTECT project. Thermal manikin results of dry and wet heat loss are presented from different laboratories for a range of 2-layer clothing with similar dry insulations but different water vapour permeabilities and absorptive properties. The results obtained from the different manikins are generally consistent with one another. For each climate, total wet heat loss is predominately dependent on the permeability of the outer layer. At 10 degrees C, the apparent evaporative heat loss is markedly higher than expected from evaporation alone (measured at 34 degrees C) which is attributed to condensation within the clothing and to increased conductivity of the wet clothing layers. (Less)
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wet conduction, condensation, heat transfer, moisture, clothing systems
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International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
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14
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69 - 76
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Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of moisture on the heat transfer through clothing in relation to the water vapour resistance, type of underwear, location of the moisture and climate. This forms part of the work performed for work package 2 of the European Union THERMPROTECT project. Thermal manikin results of dry and wet heat loss are presented from different laboratories for a range of 2-layer clothing with similar dry insulations but different water vapour permeabilities and absorptive properties. The results obtained from the different manikins are generally consistent with one another. For each climate, total wet heat loss is predominately dependent on the permeability of the outer layer. At 10 degrees C, the apparent evaporative heat loss is markedly higher than expected from evaporation alone (measured at 34 degrees C) which is attributed to condensation within the clothing and to increased conductivity of the wet clothing layers.},
  author       = {Richards, Mark G M and Rossi, Rene and Meinander, Harriet and Broede, Peter and Candas, Victor and den Hartog, Emiel and Holmér, Ingvar and Nocker, Wolfgang and Havenith, George},
  issn         = {2376-9130},
  keyword      = {wet conduction,condensation,heat transfer,moisture,clothing systems},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {69--76},
  publisher    = {Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland},
  series       = {International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics},
  title        = {Dry and wet heat transfer through clothing dependent on the clothing properties under cold conditions},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2008},
}