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|Title: ||Modelling the effects of personal protective clothing properties on the increase of metabolic rate|
|Authors: ||Dorman, Lucy E.|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Loughborough University, Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre.|
|Citation: ||DORMAN, L.E. and HAVENITH, G., 2007. Modelling the effects of personal protective clothing properties on the increase of metabolic rate. Loughborough: Loughborough University, 41pp.|
|Abstract: ||Many of the PPC garments studied in this thesis are heavy, bulky and made
up of multiple layers and stiff fabric as evident from the previous chapters.
However it has proved hard to isolate completely the effect of a single
garment property on the overall increased energy cost when wearing the
actual PPC. An alternative approach to studying the individual contributors
to metabolic effects of PPC is by studying them combined.
In this chapter, data on a number of PPC properties will be collected and
analysed using Pearson’s r and multiple regression, to determine the
relative importance of these properties on recorded metabolic rate
increases. This technique has been used to study other complex
interactions before (Havenith et al. 1995). For this purpose, relevant
predictive parameters of the clothing tested in Chapter 3 will be determined
(weight distribution, insulation, bulk, stiffness) and the previously observed
increases in metabolic rate analysed in relation to these predictors.
Attempts will be made to use simple and non-destructive methods to
determine the parameters, in order that tests could be repeated by others
and would be usable in the workplace.|
|Description: ||This report is part of the European Union project THERMPROTECT G6RD-CT-2002-00846, Report 2007-8|
|Sponsor: ||European Union|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Official Reports (Design School)|
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