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Title: Simulation of clothing thermal comfort with fuzzy logic
Authors: Wang, Z 
Li, Y 
Wong, ASW 
Keywords: Clothing thermal comfort
Heat and moisture exchange
Human-clothing-environment system
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: In Y Tochihara & T Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental ergonomics : the ergonomics of human comfort, health and performance in the thermal environment, p. 467-471. Amsterdam ; Boston: Elsevier, 2005 How to cite?
Abstract: The subjective perception of clothing thermal comfort using fuzzy logic is presented. Subjective perception of thermal comfort is predicted with fuzzy logic on the basis of simulated results of thermal and moisture sensations, which are generated from a modelling system built on a series of published mathematical models simulating heat and moisture through textiles, exchanges between human skin and clothing systems, the thermal regulation system of human body, as well as neuropsychological responses. Dampness and coolness sensations are considered to be two main factors that would affect the final, clothing thermal comfort perception. The membership functions of these, as well as inference rules, are established through data collected from questionnaires in a series of wear trials carried out in a climate chamber. The experiments are then simulated again by specifying experimental conditions, human physiological activity level, as well as, the textile material used. The results of the simulation are compared with collected experimental data to validate if the simulation system works effectively and to verify the potential usage of further developed technology in product development for human-oriented thermal functional clothing. During the simulation, the following information is calculated: dynamic temperature and moisture concentration distribution of the human-clothing-environment system, the firing rate of the thermal receptors, the perceptions of dampness and coolness due to the contact of clothing, and the overall perception of clothing thermal comfort.
ISBN: 0080444660 (
DOI: 10.1016/S1572-347X(05)80073-4
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