Effect of wind velocity and walking speed on the thermal insulation of the out surface air layer of clothing

Yao Yu, Xiao Ming Qian, Jin Tu Fan, Wang Rui

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With the study of clothing thermal insulation, this paper analyses deeply the relationship between speed of wind and clothing thermal insulation. It gives the formulae about the relationship between both wind speed and walk speed and clothing thermal insulation under the controllable circumstance condition by the method, using manikins, in order to validate that the formulae that are prescient and useable, and, to find the difference between surface air insulation of skin and that of clothing. Clothing thermal insulation includes intrinsic thermal clothing insulation and surface air insulation. The experiment shows that the speed of wind and/or walk can make the resistance of the air layer next to the outer surface of the clothing decrease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fiber Society 2009 Spring Conference
PublisherDonghua University press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9787506456357
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
EventInternational Conference on Fibrous Materials 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 27 May 200929 May 2009


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fibrous Materials 2009


  • Clothing thermal insulation
  • Speed of wind
  • Thermal comfort
  • Thermal manikin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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