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Title: Effects of wind and clothing apertures on local clothing ventilation rates and thermal insulation
Authors: Ke, Ying
Havenith, George
Zhang, Xianghui
Li, Xiaohui
Li, Jun
Keywords: Wind
Garment aperture
Local ventilation rates
Local thermal insulation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd / © The authors
Citation: KE, Y. ... et al, 2014. Effects of wind and clothing apertures on local clothing ventilation rates and thermal insulation. Textile Research Journal, 84 (9), pp. 941 - 952.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of wind (0, 1.1 m/s) and clothing apertures (not closed, closed hem, closed hem and neck) and the combined effects of them on local clothing ventilation rates and localized thermal insulation. Nine working jackets with identical design but different garment sizes and fabric permeability were made. The results showed that wind and clothing apertures had distinct effects both on the local ventilation rates and the local thermal insulation. The local ventilation rates of the right arm were largest at 1.1 m/s wind speed with the clothing hem closed. Chest and back ventilation rates were higher at wind than at no wind. Closing the garment hem affected the local thermal insulation of the impermeable garments mostly. In addition to wind and garment apertures, garment sizes and fabric permeability also impacted the local ventilation rates and the thermal insulation.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Textile Research Journal [Sage Publications Ltd / © The authors]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0040517513512399
Sponsor: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (51106022), the Shanghai Pujiang Program, Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (12ZZ068) and the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (20110075120009/ 20110075110005).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0040517513512399
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16171
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0040517513512399
ISSN: 0040-5175
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