The Advantage of Under Armour for Winter Sports Performance
Allen, Lisa; Chen, Brenda; Pokwal, Sonam; Graunke, Steve
Under Armour produces apparel designed for winter sports athletes. This apparel aims to keep athletes comfortable by retaining body heat and removing moisture due to perspiration. Special wicking properties are claimed to enable the material to remove moisture quickly and provide insulation. This study will propose a mechanism by which the Under Armour clothing material achieves these effects. We will model moisture transfer and heat transfer through the cloth, considering skin surface temperature and moisture content as measures of comfort. Additionally, we will compare the effects of Under Armour to cotton clothing which has different material properties, considering diffusivity, conductivity, partition coefficient, and porosity. The goal of this study is to use our proposed model to show the advantages of Under Armour for winter sports performance.
Under Armour; Winter sports