Analysis on the Heat Transfer Performance of Single-side Napped Fabric

S J Zhang, J Y Hu, X Liao, X Q Liu, Q H Li, X X Wu, Y Li (Editor), M Yao (Editor), Y Gao (Editor), J S Li (Editor)

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The paper presents a systematic analysis on the differences of thickness and heat flux of up and down surface of single-side napped fabric, to explore the relationship between heat flux and thickness during compression. The study showed that heat flow of up surface upwards is greater than down surface upwards within a beginning touch of fabric on the upper plate of Fabric Touch Tester (p <0.05); heat flux difference of up and down surface upwards for the same species is small after 0.6 Pa pressure (p > 0.05); heat flux linear correlate with thickness either un-plush surface up or plush surface after 0.6 Pa pressure (correlation coefficient R-2 > 0.9); slopes of regression equation increased from initial thickness to midpoint of the maximum pressure except for the first heat peak of up surface. In conclusion, heat flux is significantly affected by measure surface status in beginning touch of fabric; heat flux is no longer relevant with measure surface and fabric structure after a certain pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings, Vols 1-3
Place of PublicationHong Kong Sar
PublisherTextile Bioengineering & Informatics Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1942-3438
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings
PublisherTextile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd


  • Thickness
  • Heat flux
  • Measure surface
  • Compress
  • Measurement
  • touch
  • coolness
  • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
  • Materials Science, Biomaterials
  • Materials Science, Textiles


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