Study on the surface temperature of fabric in the process of dynamic moisture liberation

Wang, Xin and Li, Wenbin and Xu, Weilin and Wang, Hao (2014) Study on the surface temperature of fabric in the process of dynamic moisture liberation. Fibers and Polymers, 15 (11). pp. 2437-2440. ISSN 1229-9197


The changes of surface temperature of textiles during movement affect the sensation and comfort of wearer. In this study, the surface temperature of fabric has been tested during the process of moisture liberation by a novel dynamic testing unit under simulated windy conditions. Effects of simulated wind speed, moisture regains and fabric materials on the surface temperature of fabric have eventually been investigated. It has been found that the temperature-runtime curve exhibits a concave shape, indicating different stages of temperature changing during the process. Moisture regain of fabric and the simulated wind speed affect the time of the moisture liberation greatly. Fiber materials of fabric determines the time of the moisture liberation process and the surface temperature during the moisture evaporation stage. Understanding the surface temperature would further benefit the design and application of clothing used in sports conditions in which sweating is greatly involved in the movement.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 The Korean Fiber Society and Springer. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 06:21
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 06:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: fabric; moisture liberation; simulated wind speed; surface temperature
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s12221-014-2437-4

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