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Title: Thermal sensory engineering design of textile and apparel products
Authors: Li, Y 
Wang, Z 
Keywords: Clothing thermal comfort
Engineering design
Heat and moisture transfer
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: In Y Tochihara & T Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental ergonomics : the ergonomics of human comfort, health and performance in the thermal environment, p. 473-476. Amsterdam ; Boston: Elsevier, 2005 How to cite?
Abstract: Extensive consumer research has shown that comfort and superior functional performance of clothing have become the most important attributes demanded by modern consumers, especially under dynamic wear situations. Design and engineering textile, and apparel products to satisfy the thermal sensory comfort and functional requirements of end-of-users has become more and more important. Such thermal engineering design needs development of digital design technology that integrates multi-disciplinary knowledge and databases from human thermophysiology, neurophysiology, perception psychology, physics in heat and moisture transfer, textile material sciences from fiber and yarn to fabrics, textile and apparel technology. This paper reports the latest development of a thermal engineering design system as a software platform, which consists of databases from fibers, yarns, fabrics and apparels through to human models, a number of modules from style and construction selection to material selection, preprocessing, solvers, post-processing and sensory evaluations. This system can be used to design clothing from fibers to garments, taking into consideration physical activities and external environment conditions, and to simulate and visualize the effects of the design on the dynamic temperature, moisture and thermophysiological responses of the body, as well as the thermal sensory and comfort perceptions of the wearer. This technology can be used as a effective engineering design tool for optimizing thermal functional performance of clothing.
ISBN: 0080444660 (
DOI: 10.1016/S1572-347X(05)80074-6
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