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Assessing the thermal-moisture functional performance of two sets of work uniform by S-smart simulation
© Song et al.; 2015
- Published: 14 September 2015
- Computer Simulation
- Input Parameter
- Heat Stress
- Sport Medicine
- Heat Loss
Construction workers are susceptible to heat stress in summer of Hong Kong. Wearing work uniform with good thermal-moisture functional performance (TMFP) is considered as one of the effective measures to protect workers from heat stress. However, there is a lack of scientific research to design workers' uniform based on heat-moisture engineering. This study aims to predict the TMFP of the selected fabrics by a S-smart system  under a stressful thermal environment.
Fabric characteristics T-shirt fabrics (T1 and T2) and full-length pants (P1 and P2).
60% cotton blended with 40% polyester
100% cotton with Dry-Inside® technology
The design case in computer: body characteristics, activities and environmental condition.
The design case in computer simulation
65.6 kg and 168.5 cm
Activity and environmental condition
Seated relaxed (58 w.m-2), and (30°C, 50 %RH)-Standing activity (163 w.m-2), and (30.7°C, 65 %RH)- Standing activity (248 w.m-2), and (33°C, 54 %RH)-moving activity (229 w.m-2), and (34°C, 42 %RH)-moving activity (167 w/m2), and (32°C, 41 %RH)-recovery (58 w.m-2), and (31°C, 44 %RH)
The computer simulation results indicated that T2 and P2 can improve thermoregulation by decreasing the predicted core and skin temperatures and microclimate humidity as compared to T1 and P1, respectively.
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