Heat transfer in directional water transport fabrics

Zeng, Chao, Wang, Hongxia, Zhou, Hua and Lin, Tong 2016, Heat transfer in directional water transport fabrics, Fibers, vol. 4, no. 4, Special issue: smart textiles, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.3390/fib4040026.

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Title Heat transfer in directional water transport fabrics
Author(s) Zeng, Chao
Wang, Hongxia
Zhou, HuaORCID iD for Zhou, Hua orcid.org/0000-0002-9244-5597
Lin, TongORCID iD for Lin, Tong orcid.org/0000-0002-1003-0671
Journal name Fibers
Volume number 4
Issue number 4
Season Special issue: smart textiles
Article ID 26
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 2079-6439
Keyword(s) heat transport
directional water transport
conduction
radiation
Summary Directional water transport fabrics can proactively transfer moisture from the body. They show great potential in making sportswear and summer clothing. While moisture transfer has been previously reported, heat transfer in directional water transport fabrics has been little reported in research literature. In this study, a directional water transport fabric was prepared using an electrospraying technique and its heat transfer properties under dry and wet states were evaluated, and compared with untreated control fabric and the one pre-treated with NaOH. All the fabric samples showed similar heat transfer features in the dry state, and the equilibrium temperature in the dry state was higher than for the wet state. Wetting considerably enhanced the thermal conductivity of the fabrics. Our studies indicate that directional water transport treatment assists in moving water toward one side of the fabric, but has little effect on thermal transfer performance. This study may be useful for development of “smart” textiles for various applications.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/fib4040026
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Grant ID Australian Research Council through a discovery project (DP150100406)
Copyright notice ©2016, the authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30098047

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