Comfortable Thermal Manikin also known as burning dummy test system, has a wide range of applications in the textile industry, especially in extreme conditions where the human body is not used for testing situations, such as ultra-high and ultra-low temperatures and other environments, you can use the warm body dummy test textile insulation, combustion and other properties of multi-textile R & D and production has an extremely important value.
Dress burning dummy experiment originated in the 1960s, pioneered by the U.S. Navy. Since then, Canada, Switzerland, Japan and other countries have also developed a combustion dummy experimental device, but there are limitations in the design of the dummy model, the reliability of the sensor and the simulation of the fire environment. The successful combustion dummy and combustion simulation environment laboratory developed by Donghua University has strengthened the improvement of these aspects, and has reached the international leading level by the comprehensive use of biological heat transfer analysis technology, material modification technology, ergonomic manufacturing technology, sensor technology, combustion engineering and automatic control technology, etc.
According to the project leader, Professor Li Jun, director of the Department of Clothing Design and Engineering of Donghua University, a combustion dummy, which simulates the structure of Chinese body shape, can accurately perceive the high temperature heat flow under different activity postures and accurately forecast the degree of body skin burns, as well as a combustion simulation environment laboratory, which simulates the high-risk environment of a fire scene with high simulation, was successfully built in Donghua University in three years. The burning dummy system is a cutting-edge international technology at the intersection of clothing science and biophysics, and is currently recognized as the best means to objectively and comprehensively evaluate the overall thermal protection performance of clothing.
Li Jun said that the successful development of the combustion dummy and combustion simulation environment laboratory, providing an effective test platform for human interaction with the outside world, "we put on the 'fire man' protective clothing to carry out combustion experiments, both to carry out the protective clothing flame retardant performance of heat and mass transfer research, but also able to carry out human tissue biophysical studies of burn analysis."