Thermoregulatory clothing for personal thermal management

Lun Lou, Yuen Shing Wu, Dahua Shou, Jintu Fan

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This chapter introduces the fundamental concepts of thermal comfort and physiological thermoregulation as well as the importance of clothing thermoregulation. It reviews the history and recent progress of clothing for passive and active thermoregulation. A detailed classification of thermoregulatory clothing with cooling or heating effect is provided based on the components and working mechanisms. Also, various textile materials and garment designs are discussed and compared in efficiency, usability, safety, and cost. These comparisons allow researchers to determine the advantages and disadvantages of each thermoregulating approach and make a selection for a specific situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Heat Transfer
PublisherBegell House Inc.
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAnnual Review of Heat Transfer
ISSN (Print)1049-0787
ISSN (Electronic)2375-0294


  • Clothing thermal comfort
  • Clothing thermoregulation
  • Energy saving
  • Personal cooling
  • Personal heating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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