Heat and Mass Transfer Investigation in Fabrics

S. Quiniou[1], F. Lesage [1], V. Ventenat[2], and M.A. Latifi[1]
[1] Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, Nancy
[2] Centre de recherche Décathlon, Villeneuve d’Ascq

In this paper, an investigation of heat and mass transfer in fabrics used in the manufacture of comfortable sportswear is presented.

It is based on a model which is described by partial differential equations representing the mass balance of free and adsorbed water and vapour and the heat balance in the fabric.

The model involves several unknown physical and transfer parameters. Two specific experimental setups are designed in order to determine these parameters.

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