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Dynamic mass transfer of textiles in rotational motions

Wenbin Li (State Key Laboratory of New Textile Materials and Advanced Processing Technologies, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China)
Yunjing Jiang (State Key Laboratory of New Textile Materials and Advanced Processing Technologies, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China)
Peiqing Jiang (Glorious Sun Guangdong School of Fashion, Huizhou University, Huizhou, China)
Xin Wang (School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 8 July 2019

Issue publication date: 2 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The mass transfer of textiles during movement is complicated as the energy consumption (EC) from skin, surface temperature of fabrics together with environment will work synergistically to determine the sensation and comfort of wearer. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the mass transfer in the human-textile-environment dynamic system.

Design/methodology/approach

With a simulated hotplate mounted on a rotational testing platform, this paper focuses on the dynamic mass transfer of a fabric so as to simulate the real-time mass transfer of clothing in movements.

Findings

It has been found that the EC and surface temperature (T) change against testing time, indicating the convex and concave shapes of the EC–t and Tt curves. The initial moisture regain of the fabric, rotational speed of the platform and the fiber materials of the fabric have shown a great effect on the dynamic mass transfer process.

Practical implications

Understanding the dynamic mass transfer of textiles will benefit the design of clothing with better comfort and will contribute to the well-being of wearers.

Originality/value

This work reveals the dynamic mass transfer of textiles in rotational movements. It contributes a new approach to studying the mass transfer of clothing in real service.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Nos 2017YFB0309100 and 2016YFA0101102).

Citation

Li, W., Jiang, Y., Jiang, P. and Wang, X. (2019), "Dynamic mass transfer of textiles in rotational motions", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 685-692. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-11-2018-0133

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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