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Institute for Environmental Research

Institute for Environmental Research

Kansas State University
0056 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone: 785-532-5620
Fax: 785-532-6642
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Sleeping Bag Systems for Children: Thermal Insulation and Temperature Ratings

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Method:

ASTM F 1720 "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation of Sleeping Bags Using a Heated Manikin" modified using child-size manikin

Instrument:

Child thermal manikin (boy’s size 8) on a cot in an environmental chamber

Cost:

$600 for 3 replications

Temperature Ratings:

Heat transfer models based on children’s physiology at different ages are used with the insulation value to determine the temperature ratings for comfort during sleep. No additional charge for these calculations.

child manikin test