Coupled heat and moisture transport performance in single layer fabrics of firefighter protective clothing

Li Sha Xin, Jun Li, Eun Ae Kim

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages955-963
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2014 Aug 62014 Aug 8

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Other7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period14/8/614/8/8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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    Xin, L. S., Li, J., & Kim, E. A. (2014). Coupled heat and moisture transport performance in single layer fabrics of firefighter protective clothing. 955-963. Paper presented at 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014, Hong Kong, China.