Test and analysis of cooling performance of cooling garments

L.-N. Li, X.-M. Qian, Jintu Fan

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Abstract

To evaluate the cooling performance of different types of cooling garments, three different cooling garments are tested by using movable sweating thermal manikin "Walter" in temperature cabin. The test results indicate that all of the three cooling garments evidently lower the skin temperature of the thermal manikin. The liquid phase change material cooling garment took away the most heat, and its cooling time is the longest. The microcapsule phase change material cooling garment took away the less heat, and its cooling time is the shortest. The cooling performance of the liquid cooling garment is middling. In conclusion, although all of the three cooling garments evidently removed the heat from the thermal manikin, there are some disadvantages on comfort.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Tianjin Polytechnic University
Volume27
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Cooling garment
  • Test
  • Thermal manikin
  • Thermal protective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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