Development of Experimental Setup for Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Textiles

Muhammad Owais Raza Siddiqui, Danmei Sun

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The thermophysical properties of textile materials are very important in helping to understand the thermal comfort of fabrics for clothing and technical textiles. An experimental setup for the measurement of the thermal conductivity of fabrics was developed based on the heat flow meter principle. The setup was considered highly accurate and reliable based on the low absolute error, high correlation coefficient, and the coefficient of determination between the results from the setup and commercially available devices. The setup is easy to use for testing any textile-based materials and their composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-230
Number of pages16
JournalClothing and Textiles Research Journal
Issue number3
Early online date10 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • effective thermal conductivity
  • comfort
  • material science
  • textile performance
  • thermal comfort
  • thermal insulation
  • textile clothing


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