The Influence of Knitting Structure on Heating and Cooling Dynamic

  • Daiva MIKUČIONIENĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Daiva MILAŠIENĖ Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: knitting structure, air permeability, heat and cool interchange dynamic, heat insulation


The comfort provided by clothing depends on several factors, one of them being thermal comfort. Human thermal comfort depends on a combination of clothing, climate, and physical activity. It is known, the fibre type, yarn properties, fabric structure, finishing are the main factors affecting thermo-physiological comfort. The thermal property of knitted fabric is very important not only for its thermal comfort but also for protection against cross weather conditions. Most of the studies carried out have been devoted to measure static thermal properties. But it is very important not only amount of the heat released to the environment but also the dynamics of the heat transmission. The main goal of this work was to investigate the dynamic of the heat and cool transfer through the fabrics with different knitting pattern and different type of the yarns. Three different types of knitted fabrics were developed for this experimental work.