A METHOD FOR MEASURING CLOTHING INSULATION

Authors
  1. Myles, W.S.
  2. Livingstone, S.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A method for determining the insulation of clothing using human subjects is described. The insulative value of the standard Canadian Forces Sleeping bag was measured in order to evaluate the method. Each subject was exposed in the sleeping bad at ambient temperatures ranging from -12C to -23C in a temperature controlled room. Metabolic rate and skin and rectal temperatures were measured and the insulation of the sleeping bag assembly calculated from these data. The value of 9 clo determined in this study is close to that obtained by other workers using the copper manikin. The method as outlined has certain advantages over the copper manikin method.
Report Number
TR-75-X-19 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1976
Number of Pages
11
DSTKIM No
76-04629
CANDIS No
93396
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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