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In order to clarify the physiological response of the human body under a transient situation (i.e., a clothed personwet with sweat enters an air-conditioned room) laboratory experiments were conducted. An analytical model is proposed that simulates the physiological thermal-regulating process based on the revised two-node model, combined with the moisture balance equation for the clothing.By making use of thismodel, which takes into account the heat and moisture capacity of the clothing, the heat and moisture transfer around the human body is investigated during sweating and evaporation processes.

The measured clothing temperatures and skin temperatures covered by the clothing cannot be predicted without considering heat and moisture capacity of the clothing. Furthermore, it is shown that the contact condition between clothing and skin has a significant influence.

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Citation: ASHRAE Transactions, vol. 107, pt. 1