Thermal insulation and evaporative resistance of football uniforms.

@article{McCullough2003ThermalIA,
  title={Thermal insulation and evaporative resistance of football uniforms.},
  author={Elizabeth A. McCullough and W. Larry Kenney},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={832-7}
}
PURPOSE To measure the thermal resistance (R(t)) and evaporative resistance (R(e,t)) of five different configurations of football uniforms commonly worn for American football practices and games. METHODS The R(t) (insulation) of the ensembles was measured using an electrically heated manikin in thermal equilibrium with its surroundings. For the R(e,t) determinations, the manikin was covered with a cotton knit "skin" and sprayed with distilled water to simulate sweat-saturated skin. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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