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Heat and Mass Transfer

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 375–379 | Cite as

The measurement of water vapour transfer rate through clothing system with air gap between layers

  • Ae-gyeong OhEmail author
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Abstract

The experiments described in this paper are designed to test the water vapour transfer rates through outdoor clothing system with air gap between layers under conditions more closely actual wear. It was adopted distance of 5 mm to ensure no disturbance of the air gap thickness between layers throughout the measurement period with all fabrics. The results have indicated that the water vapour transfer rates of clothing system decrease very slightly with time, it is shown that they approached nearly equilibrium state throughout the experiment. It is revealed that the water vapour transfer rates of the clothing system were ordered into groups determined by the type of waterproof breathable fabric as a shell layer being ordered.

Keywords

PTFE Base Layer Middle Layer Shell Layer Water Vapour Transfer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Textiles Engineering, College of EngineeringPusan National UniversityPusanSouth Korea

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