Faculty Advisor

Dixon, Anthony G.

Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

The objective of this project was to investigate the cooling capability of an evaporative cooling vest; specifically, cooling of the torso region was studied. Modifying Natick Soldier Systems microclimate design, a microenvironment was created between the skin of the torso region and the outer layer of the cooling vest. A vest was designed, developed and tested using a mannequin with sweating capabilities. Through modeling and design test experimentation it was determined that this evaporative cooling system is indeed feasible.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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