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Protective clothing: managing thermal stress

(2014)
Abstract
Protective clothing protects wearers from hostile environments, including extremes of heat and cold. Whilst some types of protective clothing may be designed primarily for non-thermal hazards (e.g. biological hazards), a key challenge in all protective clothing remains wearer comfort and the management of thermal stress (i.e. excessive heat or cold). This book reviews key types of protective clothing, technologies for heating and cooling and, finally, modeling aspects of thermal stress and strain.



Explores different types of protective clothing, their uses and their requirements, with an emphasis on full-scale or prototype clothing, including immersion suits, body armour and space suits

Considers novel and... (More)
Protective clothing protects wearers from hostile environments, including extremes of heat and cold. Whilst some types of protective clothing may be designed primarily for non-thermal hazards (e.g. biological hazards), a key challenge in all protective clothing remains wearer comfort and the management of thermal stress (i.e. excessive heat or cold). This book reviews key types of protective clothing, technologies for heating and cooling and, finally, modeling aspects of thermal stress and strain.



Explores different types of protective clothing, their uses and their requirements, with an emphasis on full-scale or prototype clothing, including immersion suits, body armour and space suits

Considers novel and commercial technologies for regulating temperature in protective clothing, including phase change materials, shape memory alloys, electrically heated clothing and air and water perfusion-based cooling systems

Reviews the human thermoregulatory system and the methods of modelling of thermal stress in protective clothing through various conditions, including cold water survival and firefighting. (Less)
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keywords
Protective clothing, thermal environment, heat stress, cold stress, cooling and warming, modelling
editor
Wang, Faming and Gao, Chuansi LU
pages
500 pages
publisher
Woodhead Publishing Limited
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  • Scopus:84942107638
ISBN
978-1-78242-032-3
language
English
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yes
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9da85f44-a071-4592-862b-ce9d4d623085 (old id 4091002)
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http://www.amazon.com/Protective-Clothing-Managing-Woodhead-Publishing/dp/1782420320
http://store.elsevier.com/Protective-Clothing/isbn-9781782420323/
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 Explores different types of protective clothing, their uses and their requirements, with an emphasis on full-scale or prototype clothing, including immersion suits, body armour and space suits<br/><br>
 Considers novel and commercial technologies for regulating temperature in protective clothing, including phase change materials, shape memory alloys, electrically heated clothing and air and water perfusion-based cooling systems<br/><br>
 Reviews the human thermoregulatory system and the methods of modelling of thermal stress in protective clothing through various conditions, including cold water survival and firefighting.},
  editor       = {Wang, Faming and Gao, Chuansi},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Protective clothing: managing thermal stress},
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