Novel Modeling Method to Evaluate the Thermo-Regulating Behavior 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 onto 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 modeling 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 of MicroPCMs coated fabrics.
Original languageEnglish
Journal Industria Textilă
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • MicroPCMs
  • thermo-regulating
  • latent heat
  • FEM

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