Volume 6, Issue 2
A 3D Finite Element Thermal Model for Clothed Human Body

Fengzhi Li, Yi Li & Yang Wang

Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics, 6 (2013), pp. 149-160.

Published online: 2013-06

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A heat and moisture transfer model for the clothed human body is developed based on the 3-D scanning data of the human body. The whole passive clothed human body system is subdivided into four sub- systems which are the tissue system, the circulatory system, the respiratory system and the clothing system. The physical process of the heat and moisture transfer in the each sub-system is described by energy and mass balance equations. The Finite Element Method (FEM) is used to solve the governing equations for each sub-system. For a multi-layer clothing sub-system, a simple solution scheme is given by defining the air element. Also, the model is validated by comparing the simulation with experimental results from the literature. Finally, the 3-D simulation results are shown. The conclusion shows that the model has good prediction ability and it can be applied in the clothing design.

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Heat and Moisture Transfer Human Body Clothing Model Finite Element Method

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