Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Mauritius, 11-13 July, 2011.
The main aim of this paper is evaluation of physiological
Index of Comfort IC as a complex combination of individual
fabrics properties connected with physiological comfort. The
influence of the cotton fabrics structure on the selected
parameters characterizing the physiological comfort of fabrics
is investigated as well. The structural parameters of woven
fabrics are collected into total volume porosity. Measurements
of the thermal insulation parameters are performed by the
sweating guarded hotplate test. Assessment of the air
permeability is performed according to the procedure described
in standard. The correlations between total volume porosity and
above mentioned properties influencing the physiological
comfort are investigated.