Empirical equations for intrinsic and effective evaporative resistance of multi-layer clothing ensembles

Faming Wang, Erli Jl, Xiaohong Zhou, Shanyuan Wang

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To determine the intrinsic and effective clothing evaporative resistances, both in the individual clothing, and in the multi-layer clothing ensembles meant for the winter season, a fabric sweating thermal manikin Walter was used. Based on the tests performed on the individual garments, two empirical equations were developed for the estimation of these resistances, useful either to clothing manufacturers - to roughly estimate the clothing intrinsic/effective evaporative resistance, or to consumers - to assure them an optimal thermal comfort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-180
Number of pages5
JournalIndustria Textila
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Clothing ensembles
  • Empirical equation
  • Evaporative resistance
  • Thermal manikin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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