Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel
Cold weather can be a potential hazard to human health, adversely affecting physiological functions, work performance and well being. Designing suitable apparel for cold environments is therefore a complex task. Textiles for cold weather apparel reviews the principles, materials and requirements of cold weather apparel and will stimulate ideas for future innovation and improved performance. The first part of the book covers the fundamental scientific issues and types of materials suitable for cold weather clothing. Topics include how to achieve comfort and thermoregulation in cold weather clothing, as well as the use of coated and laminated fabrics. It also discusses design and ergonomic aspects such as designing for ventilation. Part II discusses ways of evaluating cold weather clothing including stamdards and legislation and also laboratory assessment. Part III concludes with applications including cold weather apparel for the military and footwear for cold weather conditions.
Citation:Williams, J.T. (ed) (2009) Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel. Woodhead Publishing
Research Group:Textiles Engineering and Materials (TEAM)