Measurements of local clothing resistances and local area factors under various conditions

Stephanie Veselá, Agnes Psikuta, Boris Kingma, Arjan Frijns

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The local dry thermal resistances of typical office ensembles was measured according to EN- ISO 15831 on a sweating agile manikin for different air speeds and body movement. Also, the local clothing area factors were estimated based on 3D scans. The results of five representative office outfits are discussed in this paper. Measured local insulation values and estimated local area factors differ from data in other studies. Since literature data are mostly between values obtained for regular and loose fit in this study, this difference is likely due to the garment fit on the manikin and reveals the necessity of reporting clothing fit parameters (e.g. ease allowance) in the publications. The increased air speed and body movement mostly decrease the local dry thermal insulation. We emphasize the need for well documented garment parameters and measurements to get reproducible results and to choose accurate clothing parameters for thermo-physiological and thermal sensation modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings 2017 Europe
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20175 Jul 2017


ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
Abbreviated titleHB 2017 Europe

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