Accession Number : AD1046520


Title :   BIOPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT LEVELS AND SELECTED CONFIGURATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS COLD-WEATHER CLOTHING ENSEMBLE


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jan 2014,31 Dec 2017


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


Personal Author(s) : Rioux,Timothy P ; Karis,Anthony J ; Moore,Betsy A ; Xu,Xiaojiang


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1046520.pdf


Report Date : 02 Jan 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling Division (BBMD) is examining a new thermal manikin testing paradigm where the measured thermal properties of individual layers of a multi-layer clothing system are used as inputs to a model that predicts the thermal characteristics of various multi-layer ensembles. Thermal and evaporative resistance measurements were completed on individual layers as well as for selected multi-layer ensembles. The measurements were performed on four different types of thermal manikins: whole-body, hand, foot, and head manikins. The measured results of the selected ensembles were compared to existing empirical equations that predict composite insulation from the clothing data for individual layers.


Descriptors :   THERMAL INSULATION , permeability , MANNEQUINS , CLOTHING , marine corps , test and evaluation , LAYERS , equations , BIOPHYSICS


Subject Categories : Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE