The design development of a ventilated T-shirt

Chu Po Ho, Jintu Fan, Edward Newton, Raymond Au

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Thermal comfort is the key issue to be considered when designing a garment. To improve the ventilation of a garment, some designers tend to use functional fabric such as moisture management material, while other may think any possibilities to create certain ventilated details to strengthen this function. To achieve this purpose, putting vents or openings on the garment is one of the popular ways. However, there are few researches explaining how much of this kind of design can contribute to the body ventilation. Too, limited researches have been done to investigate further product development related to this topic. In this study, a ventilated T-shirt is designed. To evaluate its function on body ventilation, a series of experiments are conducted in chamber. During the testing, a sweating manikin named Walter is used to simulate both walking and standing postures of a real person. The testing results provide evidence to show how much this new design can contribute to better heat and moisture transfer between body and ambient environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society Spring 2011 Conference
PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic University
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event2011 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society - , Hong Kong
Duration: 23 May 201125 May 2011


Conference2011 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society
Country/TerritoryHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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