The study of fabric performance for car seats

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Show simple item record Havelka Antonín cs Glombíková Viera cs Komárková Petra cs Chotěbor Michal cs 2018-09-25T12:11:49Z 2018-09-25T12:11:49Z 2017 cs
dc.identifier.issn 0351-3386 cs
dc.description.abstract This paper deals with the investigation of the performance of car seat fabrics in terms of physiological comfort of sitting, specifi cally their water vapour resistance and air permeability. The current work presents an alternative approach to increasing the eff ectiveness of car seat fabrics through a combination of newly designed middle layer with forced convection achieved by a supplementary suction ventilation device. The supplementary device was designed to measure water vapour permeability by means of the sweating guarded hot plate (SGHP) system. It consists of two parts: a frame to grip a tested sample for measurements within the SGHP system and two suction ventilators which are arranged at one end of the mentioned frame in order to provide suction into the tested fabric plane during the SGHP test. The results of this investigation show that water vapour transport is increased by approximately 20% compared to the standard way of measurement by means of SGHP because of forced air fl ow in the plane of ribbed – channelled structure of the car seat middle layer. The fi ndings of this study have a number of important implications for future practice. The combination of a car seat cover with channelled structure and forced air fl ow improves physiological comfort of sitting which is a key issue for both drivers and manufacturers. The suggested device for forced air fl ow convection in the plane of a car seat fabric has not yet been part of an actual car seat, however it is possible to use its principles in a smart car seat prototype. Keywords: physiological comfort, air suction, channelled fabric structure en
dc.format.extent 8 cs
dc.language.iso eng cs
dc.publisher University of Ljubljana cs
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1 cs
dc.subject Air suction cs
dc.subject Channelled fabric structure cs
dc.subject Physiological comfort cs
dc.title The study of fabric performance for car seats en
dc.title The study of fabric performance for car seats cs
dc.identifier.doi 10.14502/Tekstilec2017.60.235-242
local.relation.issue 3 cs
local.identifier.wok 426076400007 en
local.citation.spage 235-242 cs
local.citation.epage 235-242 cs LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA cs
local.identifier.publikace 4315
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0001-6846-9268 Glombíková Viera
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-4694-4811 Komárková Petra
local.identifier.WebofScienceResearcherID D-1074-2016 Komárková Petra

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