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dc.contributor.author Botha, Anton F
dc.contributor.author Hunter, L
dc.contributor.author Britz, L
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-24T10:24:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-24T10:24:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Botha, A.F., Hunter, L. and Britz, L. 2018. The comfort properties, measured with a sweating manimin (Walter TM), of clothing ensembles comprising suits of different fabric constructions and fibre blends. Journal of Consumer Sciences, vol. 3: 13pp en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0378-5254
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jfecs/article/view/178117
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10723
dc.description Paper published in Journal of Consumer Sciences, vol. 3: 13pp en_US
dc.description.abstract The main objective of the present study was to determine the relative role and importance of worsted suiting fabric fibre blend, vis-à-vis certain fabric structural parameters, on the comfort related properties of 12 clothing ensembles, each comprising a different man’s suit, but the same wool/nylon underwear and cotton shirt. To achieve the objective, the comfort related properties, namely thermal (Rt) and water vapour resistance (Ret) and water vapour permeability index (Im), of the clothing ensembles, as determined by means of WalterTM, a thermal sweating fabric manikin, were subjected to multi-linear and multi-quadratic analysis, as dependent variables, with the various suiting fabric parameters, namely weight, thickness, density, porosity, air permeability and wool content, as independent variables. Only the multi-quadratic regression analysis results have been reported since these best explained the observed differences in the clothing ensemble comfort related properties, in terms of the differences in suiting fabric properties. In general, it was found that variations in suiting fabric air permeability explained more of the variations in the clothing ensemble thermal and water vapour resistance, than did the other suiting parameters investigated, such as fibre blend and fabric weight and thickness. An increase in suiting fabric air permeability was generally associated with a decrease in both the thermal (Rt) and water vapour (Ret) resistances of the clothing ensemble, and with an increase in the water vapour permeability index (Im) of the clothing ensemble en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AJOL en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;21475
dc.subject WalterTM en_US
dc.subject Sweating manikin en_US
dc.subject Fibre type en_US
dc.subject Clothing comfort en_US
dc.title The comfort properties, measured with a sweating manimin (Walter TM), of clothing ensembles comprising suits of different fabric constructions and fibre blends en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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