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

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    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.


    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

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19176S