Analysis of water absorbency into knitted spacer structures

Dias, T. and Delkumburawatte, G.B., 2010. Analysis of water absorbency into knitted spacer structures. Journal of the Textile Institute, 101 (2), pp. 143-153. ISSN 0040-5000

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Abstract

The absorbency properties of knitted structures are very important in designing garments that both remove liquid sweat from the skin and provide tactile and sensorial comfort to the wearer. Water absorbency by knitted spacer structures was experimentally investigated using a gravimetric absorbency tester to record absorbency rate, total absorbency, and time taken to saturate the structure. The geometry of spacer structures was analyzed and a model created to define the capillary characteristic in the spacer yarn. Absorbency into the spacer structures was modeled using the fabric parameters, the capillary radius, and the properties of water. Experimental and theoretical results were compared to validate the models.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of the Textile Institute
Creators: Dias, T. and Delkumburawatte, G.B.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2010
Volume: 101
Number: 2
ISSN: 0040-5000
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/00405000802309576DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:13
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21639

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