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The Heat Transmission of Fabrics in Wind : Part II
- Niven, C.D.
- Textile research journal 1959 v.29 no.10 pp. 826-833
- clothing, cold, down (feathers), fabrics, heat transfer, men, nylon, textile fibers, wind, winter
- The thermal transmission of various combinations of fabrics was measured on the hot plate in winds around 17 m.p.h. under conditions simulating to some extent those often present when outdoor clothing is worn in winter. Figures are tabulated which prove that winter overcoats could be immensely improved by use of semineoprene coated nylon cloth and goosedown for cold windy weather. A conventional winter overcoat for men is shown to be quite inadequate, while the pile fabrics without wind- proofing are equally disappointing.