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Development and performance of flexible temperature-sensing fabric

Gu, Y, Li, Y and Shaw, A (2021) Development and performance of flexible temperature-sensing fabric. Journal of the Textile Institute. ISSN 0040-5000

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Abstract

In this study, a textile-based flexible temperature-sensing fabric is designed. Organization of the fabric is stitching double weaves arrangement, and a continuous temperature-sensitive Pt fiber is embedded into the woven fabric through the common weaving technology. The design of the double-layer woven structure forms a relatively stable protection for the temperature-sensitive fibers, which greatly improves the durability of the fabric. Through experimental tests that simulate practical applications at 20-50 °C, the fabric exhibits good temperature sensing performance, its temperature coefficient of resistance is higher than 0.00213 °C-1, the resistance-temperature relationship fitting linear coefficient is greater than 98%, and it has a hysteresis of only 3.65%. When the fabric is subjected to the external force of pressure and tension, the temperature-sensing area presents a relatively stable resistance, and when it is affected by bending, the electrical signal of the fabric presents an obvious negative correlation with the bending angle. Under different ambient temperatures, the resistance of the fabric remains stable, which is convenient for design in various parts of clothing and realizes daily monitoring of human body temperature.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Journal of the Textile Institute. Yiming Gu, Yanmei Li & Andy Shaw (2021) Development and performance of flexible temperature-sensing fabric, The Journal of The Textile Institute, DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2021.2013398. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0910 Manufacturing Engineering, 0913 Mechanical Engineering, 1203 Design Practice and Management
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 11:03
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/00405000.2021.2013398
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16380

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