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Title: Laboratory assessment of cold weather clothing
Authors: Havenith, George
Keywords: Manikin
Field test
Wear trials
Hot plate
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Woodhead Publishing Limited, UK
Citation: HAVENITH, G., 2009. Laboratory assessment of cold weather clothing. IN: Williams, J. (ed.). Textiles for cold weather apparel. Woodhead Publishing in Textiles, no. 93. Abington, Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, p.217-243.
Series/Report no.: Woodhead Publishing in Textiles; 93
Abstract: An overview of laboratory tests for cold weather clothing is provided starting from physical measurements on fabrics, and physical measurements on whole garments using thermal manikins. This is extended to human wear trials and climatic chamber experimentation. Insulation and vapour resistance are considered the most relevant parameters followed by wind and water proofness and moisture absorption properties. The use of test participants in wear trials is considered regarding the information provided by such tests. Tests for innovative fabrics (heated, variable insulation, phase change materials) are discussed. Finally testing of sleeping bags is considered.
Description: This is a book chapter. It was published by Woodhead Publishing: www.woodheadpublishing.com
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5899
ISBN: 1845694112
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