Research

Textiles and equipment for protection against flash fire


Zhang, H., McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Ehnes, B., & Paskaluk, S. (2015). Characterization of textiles used in chefs’ uniforms for protection against thermal hazards encountered in the kitchen environment. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 59(8), 1058-1073.


Mandal, S., & Song, G. (2014). Thermal sensors for performance evaluation of protective clothing against heat and fire: a review. Textile Research Journal, 0040517514542864.


Mandal, S., Song, G., Ackerman, M., Paskaluk, S., & Gholamreza, F. (2013). Characterization of textile fabrics under various thermal exposures. Textile Research Journal, 83(10), 1005-1019.

Song, G., Paskaluk, S., Sati, R., Crown, E. M., Dale, J. D., & Ackerman, M. (2010). Thermal protective performance of protective clothing used for low radiant heat protection. Textile Research Journal, 0040517510380108.

Mah, T., & Song, G. (2010). Investigation of the contribution of garment design to thermal protection. Part 2: instrumented female mannequin flash-fire evaluation system. Textile Research Journal, 80(14), 1473-1487.

Crown, E. M., & Dale, J. D. (2005). Protection for workers in the oil and gas industries. Textiles for protection. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing, 699-713.

Crown, E. M., & Capjack, L. (2005). Flight suits for military aviators. Textiles for Protection, 678-698.

Lawson, L. K., Crown, E. M., Ackerman, M. Y., & Douglas Dale, J. (2004). Moisture effects in heat transfer through clothing systems for wildland firefighters. International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics, 10(3), 227-238.

Crown, E. M., Dale, J. D., & Bitner, E. (2002). A comparative analysis of protocols for measuring heat transmission through flame resistant materials: capturing the effects of thermal shrinkage. Fire and materials, 26(4‐5), 207-213.

Tan, Y. B., Crown, E. M., & Capjack, L. (1998). Design and evaluation of thermal protective flightsuits. Part I: The design process and prototype development. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 16(1), 47-55.

Crown, E. M., Ackerman, M. Y., Dale, J. D., & Tan, Y. B. (1998). Design and Evaluation of Thermal Protective Flightsuits. Part II: Instrumented Mannequin Evaluation. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 16(2), 79-87.

Crown, E. M., Ackerman, M. Y., Dale, J. D., & Tan, Y. B. (1998). Design and Evaluation of Thermal Protective Flightsuits. Part II: Instrumented Mannequin Evaluation. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 16(2), 79-87.

Torvi, D. A., Dale, J. D., Ackerman, M. Y., & Crown, E. M. (1997). A study of new and existing bench top tests for evaluating fabrics for flash fire protective clothing. ASTM SPECIAL TECHNICAL PUBLICATION, 1273, 108-125.

Dale, J. D., Crown, E. M., Ackerman, M. Y., Leung, E., & Rigakis, K. B. (1991, June). Instrumented mannequin evaluation of thermal protective clothing. In Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing: Fourth (pp. 717-733).


Textiles and garments for protection against steam and hot liquids

Zhang, H., McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Paskaluk, S. & Murtaza, G. (2015). Clothing in the kitchen: Evaluation of fabric performance for protection against hot surface contact, hot liquid and low-pressure steam burns. Textile Research Journal. (online first) DOI: 10.1177/0040517515581584


Lu, Y., Song, G., & Li, J. (2013). Analysing performance of protective clothing upon hot liquid exposure using instrumented spray manikin. Annals of occupational hygiene, mes109.

Mandal, S., Song, G., Ackerman, M., Paskaluk, S., & Gholamreza, F. (2013). Characterization of textile fabrics under various thermal exposures. Textile Research Journal, 83(10), 1005-1019.

Lu, Y., Song, G., Li, J., & Paskaluk, S. (2013). Effect of an air gap on the heat transfer of protective materials upon hot liquid splashes. Textile Research Journal, 0040517512468809.

Gholamreza, F., & Song, G. (2013). Laboratory evaluation of thermal protective clothing performance upon hot liquid splash. Annals of occupational hygiene, met028.

Lu, Y., Song, G., Ackerman, M. Y., Paskaluk, S. A., & Li, J. (2013). A new protocol to characterize thermal protective performance of fabrics against hot liquid splash. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 46, 37-45.

Crown, E. M., Song, G., van Keulen, M., Ackerman, M. Y., & Jalbani, S. H. (2012). Apparatus for use in evaluating protection from low pressure hot water jets. Journal of ASTM International, 9(4), 1-7.

Ackerman, M., Crown, E., Dale, J., Murtaza, G., Batcheller, J., & Gonzalez, J. (2012). Development of a test apparatus/method and material specifications for protection from steam under pressure. In Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 9 th Volume, Emerging Issues and Technologies. ASTM International.

Yu, S., Strickfaden, M., Crown, E., & Olsen, S. (2012). Garment specifications and mock-ups for protection from steam and hot water. In Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies on April 16, 2011 in Anaheim, CA; STP 1544, AM. Shepherd, Guest Editor, pp. 1–19, oi:10.1520/STP104081, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA 2012.

Ackerman, M. Y., Song, G. W., Gholamreza, F., Song, L. D., & Tang, S. (2011). Analyzing thermal protective clothing performance against the impact of small splashes of hot liquid. In 9th symposium on performance of protective clothing and equipment: emerging issues and technologies.

Sati, R., Crown, E. M., Ackerman, M., Gonzalez, J., & Dale, D. (2008). Protection from steam at high pressures: development of a test device and protocol. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 14(1), 29-41.

Crown, E. M., & Dale, J. D. (2005). Protection for workers in the oil and gas industries. Textiles for protection. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing, 699-713.



Thermal and physical comfort in textile items


Wen, S., Batcheller, J., & Petersen, S. (2016). Heat strain in chemical protective coveralls—are thermal sweating mannequin tests more informative than sweating hot plate tests?” In Shiels B. and Lehtonen K. Eds., Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 10th Volume, Risk Reduction Through Research and Testing, ASTM STP1593, pp. 297–313, doi:10.1520/STP159320160009, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.


Wen, S., Petersen, S., McQueen, R., & Batcheller, J. (2015). Modelling the physiological strain and physical burden of chemical protective coveralls. Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1051595


Wen, S., Song, G., & Duncan, S. (2012). Analysis of physical and thermal comfort properties of chemical protective clothing. In Angie M. Shepherd ed., Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies STP 1544, pp. 1–26, doi:10.1520/STP104118, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.


Xu, Y., McQueen, R. H., Strickfaden, M., Aslund, A., Batcheller, J. C. (2012) Establishing thermal comfort: Characterization of selected performance and physical properties of fabrics used in hospital operating room uniforms. Journal of the Textile Institute, 103(7), 698-705 doi: 10.1080/00405000.2011.602229.


Song, G., Ding, D., Wen, S., & Gonzalez, J. (2007). A new approach to predict garment thermal comfort. Part 1: effect of air gap on fabric thermal and evaporative resistance. Proceeding of Autex 2007 Conference, Tampere, Finland. June 2007.



Cold weather protection

Kerr, N., Batcheller, J. C., & Crown, E.M. (2009). Care and maintenance of cold weather protective clothing. In J. Williams (Ed.), Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel (pp. 274-301). Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited.


Moisture management


McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Mah, T., & Hooper, P. M. (2013). Development of a protocol to assess fabric suitability for testing liquid moisture transport properties. Journal of the Textile Institute, 1-6. doi: 10.1080/00405000.2013.764755. (published online 5 February, 2013).

McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J.C., Olsen, S. E., Hooper, P. M. (2012) Effect of washing and drying on liquid moisture transport properties for knit fabrics, AATCC Review, 12(1), 71-79.


3D body scanning for optimal fit and performance

Mah, T., & Song, G. (2010). Investigation of the contribution of garment design to thermal protection. Part 1: characterizing air gaps using three-dimensional body scanning for women’s protective clothing. Textile Research Journal, 80(13), 1317-1329.

Mah, T., & Song, G. (2010). An investigation of the assessment of fabric drape using three-dimensional body scanning. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 101(4), 324-335.

Wen, S. & Song, G. ( 2009). The study on ergonomic factors of protective clothing using 3D body scanning techniques. The Proceedings of the Fiber Society 2009 Spring Conference. Shanghai, China: Donghua University Press, pp. 771-772.



Simulation of heat and mass transfer

Song, G., Chitrphiromsri, P., & Ding, D. (2008). Numerical simulations of heat and moisture transport in thermal protective clothing under flash fire conditions. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 14(1), 89-106.

Ding, D., Tang, T., Song, G., & McDonald, A. (2010). Characterizing the performance of a single-layer fabric system through a heat and mass transfer model-Part I: Heat and mass transfer model. Textile Research Journal, 0040517510388547.

Ding, D., Tang, T., Song, G., & McDonald, A. (2011). Characterizing the performance of a single-layer fabric system through a heat and mass transfer model–Part II: Thermal and evaporative resistances. Textile Research Journal, 0040517510395994.

Song, G., Cao, W., & Gholamreza, F. (2011). Analyzing stored thermal energy and thermal protective performance of clothing. Textile Research Journal, 0040517511398943.


Human wear trails for sensory comfort evaluation

Wen, S., Petersen, S., McQueen, R., & Batcheller, J. (2015). Modelling the physiological strain and physical burden of chemical protective coveralls. Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1051595

Tremblay-Lutter, J. F., Crown, E. M., & Rigakis, K. B. (1996). Evaluation of functional fit of chemical protective gloves for agricultural workers. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 14(3), 216-224.

Perkins, H. M., Crown, E. M., Rigakis, K. B., & Eggertson, B. S. (1992). Attitudes and behavioral intentions of agricultural workers toward disposable protective coveralls. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 11(1), 67-73.


Development of new test equipment and protocols

Lu, Y., Song, G., Ackerman, M. Y., Paskaluk, S. A., & Li, J. (2013). A new protocol to characterize thermal protective performance of fabrics against hot liquid splash. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 46, 37-45.

Ackerman, M., Crown, E., Dale, J., Murtaza, G., Batcheller, J., & Gonzalez, J. (2012). Development of a test apparatus/method and material specifications for protection from steam under pressure. In Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 9 th Volume, Emerging Issues and Technologies. ASTM International.

Crown, E. M., Song, G., van Keulen, M., Ackerman, M. Y., & Jalbani, S. H. (2012). Apparatus for use in evaluating protection from low pressure hot water jets. Journal of ASTM International, 9(4), 1-7.

Ackerman, M. Y., Song, G. W., Gholamreza, F., Song, L. D., & Tang, S. (2011). Analyzing thermal protective clothing performance against the impact of small splashes of hot liquid. In 9th symposium on performance of protective clothing and equipment: emerging issues and technologies.

Gonzalez, J. A., Rizvi, S. A., Crown, E. M., & Smy, P. R. (2001). A Laboratory Protocol to Assess the Electrostatic Propensity of Protective-clothing Systems. Journal of The Textile Institute, 92(3), 315-327.


Contamination and decontamination

Mettananda, C. V., & Crown, E. M. (2010). Quantity and Distribution of Oily Contaminants Present in Flame-resistant Thermal-protective Textiles. Textile Research Journal, 80(9), 803-813.

Mettananda, C. V., Torvi, D. A., & Crown, E. M. (2010). Characterization of the combustion process of flame resistant thermal protective textiles in the presence of oily contaminants: effects of contamination and decontamination. Textile Research Journal, 80(10), 917-934.

Crown, E. M., Feng, A., & Xu, X. (2004). How clean is clean enough? Maintaining thermal protective clothing under field conditions in the oil and gas sector. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 10(3), 247-254.