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Layering Effects on Clothing Microclimate, Clothing Insulation and Physiological Responses
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Layering Effects on Clothing Microclimate, Clothing Insulation and Physiological Responses
Park, Joonhee; Yoo, Shinjung;
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This study investigated the relationship of clothing microclimate and physiological responses in order to examine the layering effects on the clothing microclimate as an index to predict clothing thermal insulation (). Experiments were conducted in a environment on six physically active males. Increased clothing layers resulted in higher mean temperature inside the clothing () and . The had a high correlation with: (r = 0.556), the difference between the innermost surface temperature and the outermost surface temperature at the chest (DST) (r = 0.549) and the temperature inside clothing at the abdomen (r = 0.478). had the highest correlation with the temperature inside clothing at the abdomen (r = 0.889). also had the highest correlation with (r = 0.860). The results showed that the relationship between and was linear (p < .01). Thermal comfort had a negative correlation with (r=-0.411) and (r = -0.323) (p < .01.)
Clothing microclimate;clothing thermal insulation;physiological response;human trials;layering effect;
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