Accession Number : AD1042298

Title :   Effects of Heat and Moisture Transfer Properties of Fabric on Heat Strain in Chemical Protective Ensembles

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,29 Nov 2017

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick United States

Personal Author(s) : Xu,Xiaojiang ; Rioux,Timothy P ; Pomerantz,Natalie ; Hoyt,Reed W

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : At the request of US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) Chemical Sciences and Engineering Team, the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling Division has analyzed the effect of swatch thermal properties on ensemble thermal properties and predicted human thermoregulatory responses. This report is a summary of those findings. The report reviews factors affecting human body thermal balance, including fabric and clothing biophysics; analyzes the relationships among fabric thermal properties, ensemble thermal properties and endurance times; and proposes a pathway forward to reduce heat strain in PPE.

Descriptors :   protective clothing , heat transfer , test methods , thermal resistance , thermal properties , fabrics

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE