Experimental investigation on the surface humidity of fabric during the process of dynamic moisture liberation

Li, Wenbin and Jiang, Peiqing and Wang, Xin and Li, Gaowen and Xu, Weilin (2013) Experimental investigation on the surface humidity of fabric during the process of dynamic moisture liberation. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 25 (6). pp. 451-456. ISSN 0955-6222


Purpose: In this study, a novel dynamic testing method was established to measure the moisture variation of fabric surface during the process of moisture liberation in simulated windy condition. The paper aims to discuss these issues
Design/methodology/approach: In this method, the samples were rotating during the test process so as to simulate the external windy environment. Effects of simulated wind speed, moisture regains and fabric materials on the surface moisture of fabric were investigated.
Findings: Experimental results showed that the surface moisture presented a trapezoidal moisture liberation curve, it increased at first, then kept stable for a while, and decreased finally with the increase of time. It took longer time for the fabric to complete the liberation process when the moisture regain of the fabric increased or the simulated wind speed decreased. The fiber materials of the fabric affected the time for the moisture liberation process under a specific windy condition.
Practical implications: This study will benefit the designing and development of clothing such as sportswear. Originality/value: A dynamic testing method was proposed to characterize the surface humidity of textiles under simulated windy conditions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 01:05
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 00:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic; fabric; moisture liberation; simulated wind speed; surface moisture
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091501 Computational Fluid Dynamics
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/IJCST-05-2012-0023
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25507

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