The investigation of coupled heat and moisture transport in each layer of firefighter's protective clothing fabric system could improve the whole thermal comfort of turnout gear. This study chose 11 commonly used firefighter's protective fabrics for heat and moisture transport test with Human-Clothing-Environment simulator. To quantitatively analyze under a dynamic variation process, a new regulation index was built for fabric heat and mass transfer capability evaluation. The reliability of this index was demonstrated by comparison validation with relevant Rayleigh number and total heat loss value for samples. It was proved that the indexes of different fabrics had similar trend and significant correlation with their Ra number and THL value. The index could reflect heat and moisture transport performance of single layer protective fabric to a certain extent.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Jan 1|
|Event||7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - Hong Kong, China|
Duration: 2014 Aug 6 → 2014 Aug 8
|Other||7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014|
|Period||14/8/6 → 14/8/8|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes