STP1386

    Thermal Protective Performance and Comfort of Wildland Firefighter Clothing: The Transport Properties of Multilayer Fabric Systems

    Published: Jan 2000


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    Abstract

    A comprehensive experimental work was conducted on a series of fabric samples to examine their thermal insulation, transport, and mechanical properties, including radiant heat protection, thermal resistance, air permeability, moisture evaporation, and fabric durability. Then the properties of multilayer systems made of these fabrics are measured, and comparisons are made between the single-layer and multiple-layer systems. Also, two simple models are proposed to predict the properties of the multiple-layer systems based on the properties of the individual fabric layer. The applicability of the two models to different sets of data is also discussed.

    Keywords:

    firefighter protective clothing, radiant protective performance, multilayer fabric system


    Author Information:

    Yoo, HS
    Postdoctoral fellow, assistant professor, and professor, University of California, Davis, CA

    Sun, G
    Postdoctoral fellow, assistant professor, and professor, University of California, Davis, CA

    Pan, N
    Postdoctoral fellow, assistant professor, and professor, University of California, Davis, CA


    Paper ID: STP14466S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.80

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14466S


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