Study on the electrical resistance of textiles under wet conditions

Wang, Xin and Xu, Weilin and Li, Wenbin and Cui, Weigang (2009) Study on the electrical resistance of textiles under wet conditions. Textile Research Journal, 79 (8). pp. 753-760. ISSN 0040-5175


In this study, electrical resistances of different fabrics were indirectly tested on a purpose-built apparatus so as to investigate the effects of fiber materials, moisture regain, testing distances, and electrolyte concentration on the electrical resistance of textiles. Fabrics made from different fiber materials show different values of electrical resistance. Regression analysis shows the electrical resistance to be linearly related to the reciprocal of the moisture regain of fabric. The electrical resistance rises linearly with the increase of testing distance on fabric. Regression analysis also suggests the electrical resistance of fabrics is exponentially related to the electrolyte concentration. In this way, the relationship between electrical properties and moisture of textiles is analysed, which not only provides a theoretical analysis of moisture testing techniques, but also is helpful in exploring electrical-moisture textile apparatus and the designing of moisture absorbent and perspiration textiles.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 SAGE Publications. 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: 15 Jul 2014 01:22
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 23:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: moisture absorbent; moisture regain; perspiration; resistance; textiles
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030307 Theory and Design of Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090601 Circuits and Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0040517508092018

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