DEN HARTOG, E.A. and HAVENITH, G., 2010. Analytical study of the heat loss attenuation by clothing on thermal manikins under radiative heat loads. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), 16 (2), pp. 245-261.
For wearers of protective clothing in radiation environments there are no quantitative guidelines available
for the effect of a radiative heat load on heat exchange. Under the European Union funded project
ThermProtect an analytical effort was defined to address the issue of radiative heat load while wearing
protective clothing. As within the ThermProtect project much information has become available from thermal
manikin experiments in thermal radiation environments, these sets of experimental data are used to verify
the analytical approach. The analytical approach provided a good prediction of the heat loss in the manikin
experiments, 95% of the variance was explained by the model. The model has not yet been validated at high
radiative heat loads and neglects some physical properties of the radiation emissivity. Still, the analytical
approach provides a pragmatic approach and may be useful for practical implementation in protective
clothing standards for moderate thermal radiation environments.