Dynamic analysis on the thermal and electrical properties of fabrics in the process of moisture absorption and liberation

Cui, Weigang and Wang, Xin and Li, Wenbin and Xu, Weilin (2009) Dynamic analysis on the thermal and electrical properties of fabrics in the process of moisture absorption and liberation. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 21 (5). pp. 279-285. ISSN 0955-6222

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present a dynamic analysis on the thermal and electrical properties of fabrics under wet conditions.
Design/methodology/approach - A purpose-built apparatus is applied to test the thermal and electrical properties of textiles in moisture absorption and liberation process. Relation between temperature and resistance of a cotton/polyester double-layer fabric is also analysed. Findings - The surface temperature of textiles shows three different stages in the process. The electrical resistance is linearly related to the reciprocal of the moisture regain of fabrics. In the moisture absorption and liberation process, surface temperature of cotton layer is higher than that of polyester layer. And the electrical resistance of cotton layer decreases more quickly than that of polyester layer. The electrical resistance changes earlier than surface temperature in the moisture-liberation process.
Practical implications - The paper is helpful in not only the designing of sportswear, but also the devising of moisture-testing apparatus.
Originality/value - A dynamic testing method is applied to characterize the thermal and electrical properties of textiles.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 06:52
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrical properties; fabric production processes; moisture measurement; thermal properties of materials
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030301 Chemical Characterisation of Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030304 Physical Chemistry of Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860499 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/09556220910983777
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25484

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