THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

NEAR-INFRAED SCATTERING METHOD FOR FABRIC THERMAL COMFORT

ABSTRACT
Wetting behavior of a clothing assembly plays an important role in thermophysiological body comfort. The instruments and methods utilised for testing purposes should adequately quantify wetting parameters of fabric thermal comfort. The surface conductivity method has been used to for moisture management testing in fabrics, but that method cannot give the detailed information for fiber-liquid interaction. With the new near-infrared scattering method, the wetting mechanism is introduced and interpreted through liquid transfer process from an infinite liquid reservoir. Wetting results from two kinds of fabrics show the difference in fabric thermal comfort.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2014-04-02
PAPER REVISED: 2014-04-30
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-07-13
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2015-01-04
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI1405469G
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 5, PAGES [1469 - 1472]
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