STP1133

    Application of Three ASTM Test Methods to Measure Thermal Resistance of Clothing

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    This paper describes the application of three ASTM methods developed for testing thermal insulating materials to measure thermal resistance of clothing fabrics. To permit testing fabrics with small thermal resistance, a standard air layer was incorporated as a part of the test assembly. This air layer, placed on the cold side of tested fabric, is used for two reasons: (1) to reduce experimental errors, and (2) to permit testing radiative properties of the fabric surface.

    Keywords:

    Thermal resistsance, thermal performance, clothing fabrics, insulated clothing systems


    Author Information:

    Bomberg, M
    research officer, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON


    Paper ID: STP19176S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19176S


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