Publication detail

CLOTHING EVAPORATIVE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT USING THERMAL MANIKINS

Róbert Toma, Kalev Kuklane, Jan Fišer, Miroslav Jícha

Original Title

CLOTHING EVAPORATIVE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT USING THERMAL MANIKINS

English Title

CLOTHING EVAPORATIVE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT USING THERMAL MANIKINS

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Heat transfer from human body through convection, radiation or mainly through sweat evaporation from skin is often restricted when protective clothing is used, which may result in human´s body overheating in certain cases. Thus, it is important to include this into heat strain or physiological predictive models as input data in form of clothing parameters. Purpose of this predictive models is to protect human´s health and to predict a maximum exposure time while using protective clothing. One of the most important clothing parameters is evaporative resistance, which characterize the ability of clothing ensembles to allow vapour to go through itself. This also indirectly defines the level of sweat evaporation restriction from the skin. The main advantage of measuring evaporative resistance by means of thermal manikins is that it takes into consideration the shape of a human body and thus also air layers in measured clothing. There are following things presented in this article - the methodology of evaporative resistance measurement on dry manikin using pre-wetted skin and its application on one clothing ensemble.

English abstract

Heat transfer from human body through convection, radiation or mainly through sweat evaporation from skin is often restricted when protective clothing is used, which may result in human´s body overheating in certain cases. Thus, it is important to include this into heat strain or physiological predictive models as input data in form of clothing parameters. Purpose of this predictive models is to protect human´s health and to predict a maximum exposure time while using protective clothing. One of the most important clothing parameters is evaporative resistance, which characterize the ability of clothing ensembles to allow vapour to go through itself. This also indirectly defines the level of sweat evaporation restriction from the skin. The main advantage of measuring evaporative resistance by means of thermal manikins is that it takes into consideration the shape of a human body and thus also air layers in measured clothing. There are following things presented in this article - the methodology of evaporative resistance measurement on dry manikin using pre-wetted skin and its application on one clothing ensemble.

Keywords

evaporative resistance, thermal manikin, protective clothing

Released

15.11.2018

ISBN

978-80-270-4852-6

Book

HAZMAT PROTECT 2018 - BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

Pages from

56

Pages to

56

Pages count

1

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT152099,
  author="Róbert {Toma} and Kalev {Kuklane} and Jan {Fišer} and Miroslav {Jícha}",
  title="CLOTHING EVAPORATIVE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT USING
THERMAL MANIKINS",
  annote="Heat transfer from human body through convection, radiation or mainly through sweat
evaporation from skin is often restricted when protective clothing is used, which may result in
human´s body overheating in certain cases. Thus, it is important to include this into heat strain
or physiological predictive models as input data in form of clothing parameters. Purpose of this
predictive models is to protect human´s health and to predict a maximum exposure time while
using protective clothing. One of the most important clothing parameters is evaporative
resistance, which characterize the ability of clothing ensembles to allow vapour to go through
itself. This also indirectly defines the level of sweat evaporation restriction from the skin. The
main advantage of measuring evaporative resistance by means of thermal manikins is that it
takes into consideration the shape of a human body and thus also air layers in measured
clothing. There are following things presented in this article - the methodology of evaporative
resistance measurement on dry manikin using pre-wetted skin and its application on one
clothing ensemble.",
  booktitle="HAZMAT PROTECT 2018 - BOOK OF ABSTRACTS",
  chapter="152099",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  year="2018",
  month="november",
  pages="56--56",
  type="conference paper"
}