14D007 - Comfort of Textile Materials and Clothing

Course specification
Course titleComfort of Textile Materials and Clothing
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      Condition/Облик условљености
      The goalThe aim of the course is to master the fundamental and contemporary knowledge of comfort of textile materials and clothing. The knowledge acquired should provide guidance for the indenpendent design of textile materials (including their structural elements) and garments in order to obtain optimum human-clothing interaction.
      The outcomeStudents develop ability to apply scientific knowledge from the field of comfort so as to improve industrial practice.
      Contents of lecturesThe course discusses physiological and sensory aspect of comfort. Thermal and tactile comfort and in particular, the properties of textile materials (together with their structural elements) influencing the perception of comfort, are involved. The course provides an overview of the possibilities of improving the comfort properties of conventional garments as well as functional clothing (for protection, sport, etc.) taking into account their function and ambient climate.
      Contents of exercises
      1. S. Stanković, Komfor odeće, Zadužbina Andrejević, TMF, Beograd, 2012.
      2. J. Fan, L. Hunter, Engineering Apparel Fabrics and Garments, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2009.
      3. Y.Li, A.S. W. Wong, Clothing Biosensory Engineering, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2006.
      4. Y. Li, D. X-Q. Dai, Biomechanical Engineering of Textiles and Clothing, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2006.
      5. Edited by H. Behery, Effect of Mechanical and Physical Properties on Fabric Hand, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2005.
      6. Edited by S. Bischof Vukusic, Functional Protective Textiles, Faculty of Textile Technology University of Zagreb, Zagreb, 2012.
      7. G. Song, Improving Comfort in Clothing, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2011.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachinglectures and seminar work.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60