Science in Clothing Comfort: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Science in Clothing Comfort

1st Edition

Edited by Apurba Das, R. Alagirusamy

WPI Publishing

185 pages

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Hardback: 9788190800150
pub: 2010-03-14

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The book deals with the basic scientific concepts behind the various aspects of clothing comfort, such as concepts of physics, neurosciences, psychological sciences, material sciences, ergonomics, and instrumental and textile engineering. The book will appeal to those involved with innovation, product design, and development and material characterization with scientific approaches.

Table of Contents



Introduction to clothing comfort

Need and selection of clothing

Components of clothing comfort

Clothing comfort and wearer’s attitude

Human–clothing interactions

Understanding clothing comfort

Psychology and comfort

Psycho-physiological factors of clothing comfort

Psychophysics and clothing comfort

Wear trial techniques

Psychological aspects of aesthetic comfort

Neurophysiological processes in clothing comfort

Neurophysiological perceptions

Mechanical and thermal receptors

Sensory perceptions of human body

Physiological requirements of the human body

Tactile aspects of clothing comfort

Tactile comfort sensations

Fabric handle attributes for expressing tactile comfort

Assessment of fabric handle characteristics

Fabric parameters affecting tactile sensation

Thermal transmission


Thermo-regulation in human body

Thermal distress

Thermoregulation through clothing system

Thermal comfort of clothing

Transient heat flow and warm–cool touch of fabrics

Measurement of thermal transmission characteristics

Parameters for expressing thermal characteristics

Thermal transmission characteristics of fabrics

Moisture transmission


Liquid water transfer: wicking and water absorption

Principles of moisture vapour transfer

Condensation of moisture vapour

Evaluation of moisture vapour transmission

Moisture sensation in clothing

Dynamic heat and mass transmission


Combined heat and moisture interactions with textile materials

Factors affecting heat and mass transfer through fabrics

Evaluation of heat and mass transmission

Parameters expressing heat and mass transmission

Garment fit and comfort


Body dimensions and pattern

Garment fit and comfort relationship

Factors related to garment fit

Measurement of garment fit


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