Thermal behaviour of ski-boot liners: Effect of materials on thermal comfort in real and simulated skiing conditions

Martino Colonna, Matteo Moncalero, Marco Nicotra, Alessandro Pezzoli, Elena Fabbri, Lorenzo Bortolan, Barbara Pellegrini, Federico Schena

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Abstract

The choice of the appropriate material for the construction of ski-boot liners is of fundamental importance in order to achieve ergonomic comfort and high thermal insulation. In this work the effect on thermal comfort of different materials used for commercial ski-boot liners has been analysed. The thermal insulation and the moisture management of liners made of different materials have been tested both in a climatic chamber and in outdoor conditions using wireless sensors combined with infrared thermography. The results obtained show substantial differences in terms of thermal comfort between the liners in the same environmental conditions, showing that closed cell ethylene vinyl acetate foams provide the best thermal comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages386-391
Number of pages6
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 14 2014Jul 17 2014

Other

Other2014 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySheffield
Period7/14/147/17/14

Keywords

  • Moisture management
  • Polymeric foams
  • Ski-boots
  • Thermal insulation
  • Thermography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Colonna, M., Moncalero, M., Nicotra, M., Pezzoli, A., Fabbri, E., Bortolan, L., Pellegrini, B., & Schena, F. (2014). Thermal behaviour of ski-boot liners: Effect of materials on thermal comfort in real and simulated skiing conditions. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 72, pp. 386-391). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.066