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Title: The UTCI-clothing model
Authors: Havenith, George
Fiala, Dusan
Blazejczyk, Krzysztof
Richards, Mark
Broede, Peter
Holmer, Ingvar
Rintamaki, Hannu
Benshabat, Yael
Jendritzky, Gerd
Keywords: Clothing insulation
Cold
Heat
Wind
Vapour resistance
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer (© International Society of Biometeorology)
Citation: HAVENITH, G. ... et al, 2012. The UTCI-clothing model. The International Journal of Biometeorology, 56 (3), pp.461-470.
Abstract: The Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) was conceived as a thermal index covering the whole climate range from heat to cold. This would be impossible without considering clothing as the interface between the person (here, the physiological model of thermoregulation) and the environment. It was decided to develop a clothing model for this application in which the following three factors were considered: (1) typical dressing behaviour in different temperatures, as observed in the field, resulting in a model of the distribution of clothing over the different body segments in relation to the ambient temperature, (2) the changes in clothing insulation and vapour resistance caused by wind and body movement, and (3) the change in wind speed in relation to the height above ground. The outcome was a clothing model that defines in detail the effective clothing insulation and vapour resistance for each of the thermo-physiological model's body segments over a wide range of climatic conditions. This paper details this model's conception and documents its definitions.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Biometeorology [Springer © International Society of Biometeorology]. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-011-0451-4
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9287
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-011-0451-4
ISSN: 0020-7128
1432-1254
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