Transient thermal sensation and comfort resulting from adjustment of clothing insulation

Tomonobu Goto, Jørn Toftum, Povl Ole Fanger, H. Yoshino

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This study investigated the transient effects on human thermal responses of clothing adjustments. Two different levels of activity were tested, and the temperature was set to result in a warm or cool thermal sensation at each activity level. The subjects (12 females and 12 males) wore identical uniforms and were asked to take off or don a part of the uniform after they had adapted to the experimental conditions for more than 20 minutes. The results showed that the thermal sensation votes responded immediately to the adjustment of clothing insulation and reached a new steady-state level within 5 minutes after both an increase and a decrease of clothing insulation, independent of the activity level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Healthy Buildings 2003
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherNUS Press
Publication date2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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