Accession Number:

AD0652352

Title:

STUDIES OF COLD WEATHER CLOTHING

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research was to determine the amount of thermal insulation lost by convection between layers of two adjacent fabrics, and within the fabrics themselves. No increase in insulation was observed from the napping of either the sateen windproof outer garments or the pile garments. Both the standard issue and the modified napped issue have the same inherent insulation of approximately five 5 clo. Subjectively, no differences in comfort sensations were reported with the wearing of these two issues or combinations thereof. The napping of garments is not considered a satisfactory means for enhancing the insulating value of clothing.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE