Open Access Mini Review

Using Thermal Manikin Systems for Thermophysiological Comfort Evaluations- A Review

Esra Taştan Özkan*

Bitlis Eren University, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: December 18, 2020;  Published Date: February 10, 2021


Thermal manikins are devices used especially for heat and moisture transfer measurements due to their human form shape and their ability to sweat and move. Thermal manikins generally work in uniform form and at constant surface temperatures representing skin temperature near neutral. The main aim of this work was to investigate the types of thermal manikins and their properties and to talk about the works done using thermal manikins from the past to the present. As a result, thermal manikin systems give better results than wear trials, especially in the measurement of sportswear due to the sweating and movement functions of the systems.

Keywords: Water vapor resistance; Thermal resistance; Thermal manikins; Standards

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