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Integrated human-clothing system model for estimating the effect of walking on clothing insulation

Ghaddar N, Ghali K, Jones B.
metabolic rate | heat loss | heat transfer | human comfort | model
Bibliographic info: International Journal of Thermal Science, Vol 42 N° 6, pp 605-619, 10 fig., 3 Tab., 40 Ref.
Languages: English

A heat and mass transfer model of a walking clothed human has been developed in that study. That model predicts the transient thermal responses of the human and clothing giving temperatures, and latent heat losses. A mathematical model was developed for the simulation of the dynamic thermal behavior of clothing and its interaction with the system of human thermoregulation under walking conditions.

The model results are in adequation with the reported experimental data. The body heat loss from the skin and the fabric regain increase with the increased ventilation frequency at fixed metabolic rate of the body.

That model is a powerful tool for accurately predicting dynamic responses of clothing systems.

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