Modelling method to evaluate the thermo-regulating behaviour of micro-encapsulated PCMs coated fabric

Muhammad Owais Raza Siddiqui, Zehra Baloch, Muhammad Usama Noorani, Kashif Iqbal, Muhammad Zubair, Danmei Sun

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Abstract

Micro-encapsulated Phase Change Materials (MicroPCMs) have been widely used to enhance the thermal comfort of the clothing; they can be applied to fabric by various techniques including the coating process. Phase change material (PCM) has a unique property of latent heat that can absorb and release energy over a constant temperature range which enhances the thermal comfort of the clothing microenvironment. PCM textile structures are used in making smart textiles and thermo-regulated garments. An advanced modelling technique was successfully established to develop a finite element model of woven fabrics coated by MicroPCMs, the developed model was used to simulate and predict the effective thermal conductivity and thermal resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
Journal Industria Textilă
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • MicroPCMs
  • thermo-regulating
  • latent heat
  • FEM

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