Effect of fabric texture and material on perceived discomfort at high humidity

Jørn Toftum, Leif W. Rasmussen, Jørgen Mackeprang, Povl Ole Fanger

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the effect of material (cotton/polyester) and texture (woven/knitted) of the inner layer of a clothing ensemble on human discomfort at high skin humidity. No clear effect on discomfort of material and texture could be detected. However, acceptability of skin humidity de-crea-sed with increasing relative skin humidity. A model was developed that predicts the percentage of persons dissatisfied due to humid skin as a function of relative skin humidity. The model applies for woven and knitted cot-ton and polyester materials and for activity levels typical for office work. Even at very high air humi-dities, the model predicts only a modest percentage of persons dissatisfied due to humid skin.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProc. Indoor Air '99
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherConstruction Research Communications, Ltd.
    Publication date1999
    Pages608-613
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Aug 199913 Aug 1999
    Conference number: 8

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    Number8
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh
    Period08/08/199913/08/1999

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