Effect of two sweating simulation methods on clothing evaporative resistance in a so-called isothermal condition

Yehu Lu, Faming Wang, Hui Peng

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Abstract

The effect of sweating simulation methods on clothing evaporative resistance was investigated in a so-called isothermal condition (Tmanikin= Ta= Tr). Two sweating simulation methods, namely, the pre-wetted fabric “skin” (PW) and the water supplied sweating (WS), were applied to determine clothing evaporative resistance on a “Newton” thermal manikin. Results indicated that the clothing evaporative resistance determined by the WS method was significantly lower than that measured by the PW method. In addition, the evaporative resistances measured by the two methods were correlated and exhibited a linear relationship. Validation experiments demonstrated that the empirical regression equation showed highly acceptable estimations. The study contributes to improving the accuracy of measurements of clothing evaporative resistance by means of a sweating manikin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1049
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
Volume60
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Evaporative resistance
  • Isothermal condition
  • Sweating simulation
  • Thermal manikin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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