14MTETKO - Clothing comfort

Course specification
Course titleClothing comfort
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      Condition/Облик условљености
      The goalFamiliarization with the fundamentals of clothing comfort as well as relationship between properties of clothing textile materials and garment comfort. Understanding of body appearance perception and its relation to basic garment parameters (design, sizing and fit, appearance retention, drape, feature retention during wear and care cycles). Familiarization with specific comfort requirements for particular types of clothing.
      The outcomeStudents aquire the knowledge that will enable them to successfuly design comfort clothing textiles according to the product end-uses and customer demand.
      Contents of lecturesThe course provides basic knowledge of thermal, tactile and psychological comfort as well as environmental factors influencing the perception of comfort. Theoretical and practical knowledge about the mechanisms of heat, air and water vapor transfer through textile materials are presented. Knowledge about the relationship between subjective tactile sensations and objectively measurable properties of textile materials and clothing are also involved. Thermal and tactile clothing comfort testing methods are reviewed. The aspects of psychological comfort related to the aesthetic properties of clothing are presented.
      Contents of exercisesThe evaluation of thermal and tactile comfort of a garment using subjective and objective techniques.
      1. Y. Li, The Science of Clothing Comfort, Textile Progress, The Textile Institute, Manchester, 2001.
      2. D.P. Bishop, Fabrics: Sensory and Mechanical Properties, Textile Progress, The Textile Institute, Manchester, 1996.
      3. G. Song, Improving Comfort in Clothing, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2011
      4. J. Fan, W. Yu, L. Hunter, Clothing Appearance and fit: Science and Technology, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, 2004
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      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachinglectures and monitoring study research
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60