Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/78721
Title: Characterizing the transplanar and in-plane Water transport property of fibrous materials under different sweat rate : forced flow water transport tester
Authors: Tang, KPM 
Chau, KH 
Kan, CW 
Fan, JT 
Keywords: Fabrics
In-plane wicking
Sweat rate
Transplanar wicking
Water absorption and transport
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: TechConnect
Source: 11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference, Anaheim, US, 13-16 May 2018, p. 141-144 How to cite?
Abstract: Water absorption and transport property of textiles is important since it affects efficiency of treatment, product's functionality and comfort. Moisture in clothing may lead to clamminess sensation, fabric which could keep skin dry and maintain thermo-physiological comfort is desired. Thus, a sensitive, accurate and reliable water absorption and transport measurement method is required. A measurement tester based on gravimetric and image analysis technique, with the ability to trace the direction of water spread and measure the amount of water on simulated skin, is to be developed. Throughout the experiment, water supply is continuous and controllable simulating different sweating levels based on end-uses, assuming the sweat rate is dependent on activity level and environment (constant physiological response with the change in garment). For product developer, this is useful when selecting fabric for a particular activity and environment. Correlation with subjective wetness sensation is planned to examine its reality to actual wear condition. Compared with conventional testing methods like wettability, moisture management tester, vertical and horizontal wicking test, the proposed instrument is simple, versatile and closer to wear condition with short testing time and low cost. With this instrument, fabric could be characterized efficiently which would be beneficial to the textile industry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/78721
ISBN: 9780998878249
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