Undergraduate Research

Effects of Ventilation System for Windbreaker on Temperature and Sweat Control

Authors
  • Saemee Lyu (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Joyce Win (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Gloven de la Cruz (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Lilibeth Gonzalez (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Nicole Mejia (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Clarissa Olguin (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)

Abstract

This study explored and developed windbreaker designs that can effectively control body temperature and evaporate sweat using strategically placed ventilation systems on the garment. Two prototypes, prototype with overarm ventilation from the wrist to the neck opening, and prototype with underarm ventilation from the wrist to the torso hem along the side seams, were developed for a wear test. Based on the temperature and sweat evaporation testing results, it is concluded that overarm ventilation is the most effective in temperature control yet is the least effective in sweat control whereas underarm ventilation is the least effective in temperature control yet is the most effective in sweat control. It indicates that overarm ventilation enables body temperature to cool down, both during and after physical exercise, while underarm ventilation helps evaporate sweat quickly. This study results may help designers to consider effective ventilation systems for optimal temperature and sweat control effects.

Keywords: Sweat evaporation, Temperature control, Ventilation, Windbreaker

How to Cite:

Lyu, S., Win, J., de la Cruz, G., Gonzalez, L., Mejia, N. & Olguin, C., (2020) “Effects of Ventilation System for Windbreaker on Temperature and Sweat Control”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 77(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.11722

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Published on
28 Dec 2020
Peer Reviewed