Accession Number : ADA294953

Title :   General Procedure for Clothing Evaluations Relative to Heat Stress.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Levine, Leslie ; Sawka, Michael N. ; Gonzalez, Richard R.

PDF Url : ADA294953

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This technical note (TN) describes the recommended biophysical and physiological test procedures for heat stress evaluations of textiles and clothing. The emphasis in this TN is on the human physiological testing, which is required as part of the development and acquisition process for Army materiel, in support of the Health Hazard Assessment (HHA) which is conducted by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, provisional. Biophysical evaluations for clothing include determination of the thermal characteristics for textiles via guarded hot plate tests, and for clothing systems via thermal manikin tests. Mathematical models are used to predict performance for evaluation conditions and/or field use. Human physiological testing for clothing is best done in a controlled laboratory environment, although field trials may also be conducted. Tests must control for confounding variables, and proven test and measurement methods must be employed.

Descriptors :   *THERMAL PROPERTIES, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), TEST AND EVALUATION, HEAT TRANSFER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, MATERIEL, ACQUISITION, HAZARDS, HUMANS, HEALTH, FIELD TESTS, TEST METHODS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, PHYSIOLOGY, LABORATORIES, ARMY, CLOTHING, TEXTILES, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, BIOPHYSICS, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES.

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE