Thermophysiological Wear Comfort of Clothing: An OverviewDinesh Bhatia1* and Urvashi Malhotra2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dinesh Bhatia
Department of Textile Technology
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
Tel: 0181 269 0301
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 30, 2015; Accepted Date: April 14, 2016; Published Date: April 21, 2016
Citation: Bhatia D, Malhotra U (2016) Thermophysiological Wear Comfort of Clothing: An Overview. J Textile Sci Eng 6:250. doi:10.4172/2165-8064.1000250
Copyright: © 2016 Bhatia D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Thermophysiological wear comfort concerns with the heat and moisture transport properties of clothing and the way it helps the clothing to maintain the heat balance of the body during various level of activity. Heat and moisture flow through clothing is a complex phenomenon. So, heat and moisture transfer analysis for clothing is an important issue for researchers. This article delves into the processes which are involved in heat and moisture transmission along with mathematical models of heat, liquid and vapour transport through clothing to understand the exact phenomena of heat and moisture transmission. The reported testing methods and parameters used for determining heat and moisture are also summarized in this article. This article also describes the need of heat and moisture transmission in clothing, desired attributes for heat and moisture management and parameters affecting heat and moisture transmission in clothing.