Evaluation of clothing thermal insulation based on human thermoregulation model by measuring skin and clothing temperature

Kyungsoo Lee, Taehung Kim, Hyungkeun Kim, Hyeran Byun, Taeyeon Kim

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Abstract

Air temperature (Ta), radiant temperature (Tr), wind speed (Var), relative humidity (RH), clothing insulation (clo), and metabolic rate (Met) are essential parameters for evaluating thermal comfort, but clo and Met are difficult to measure. Generally, clo data from ASHRAE Standard 55 or ISO 7730 are used. This research aimed to evaluate the clo value by measuring the skin and clothing temperature with an infrared camera. Experiments were carried out with three seasonal (winter, spring/fall, and summer) environmental and garment conditions. The measured skin and clothing temperatures as well as the sensible heat loss from the skin calculated with the human thermoregulation model(HTM) proposed by Fanger were applied to the heat balance equation to calculate the clothing thermal insulation. The results of the evaluation of the clo value using the standard method and with HTM were then compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713826514
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 222018 Jul 27

Publication series

Name15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/7/2218/7/27

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT(NRF-2017R1A 2B3012914)

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution

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