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dc.contributor.authorGupta, D-
dc.contributor.authorChattopadhyay, R-
dc.contributor.authorBera, M-
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T10:39:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-09T10:39:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13236-
dc.description415-421en_US
dc.description.abstractPressure garments are used to exert pressure on human limbs for scar management, venous and lymphatic problems, bone and muscle injury, sportswear, post cosmetic surgery, etc. The amounts of pressure required for each medical condition are different. Pressure garments are produced from knitted elastic fabrics, which on wearing get extended and remain in the extended state, thereby exerting a positive pressure on the body. Since they are worn next to skin and are in intimate contact with the body, their comfort properties are of immense importance. In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the air permeability, water vapour transmission rate and thermal behavior of elastic fabrics in extended condition to simulate the conditions during wear. Results show that the comfort properties change significantly when the fabric is held in an extended state. en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJFTR Vol.36(4) [December 2011]en_US
dc.subjectAir permeabilityen_US
dc.subjectElastic knitted fabricen_US
dc.subjectPressure garmenten_US
dc.subjectThermal comforten_US
dc.subjectWater vapour transmission rateen_US
dc.titleComfort properties of pressure garments in extended stateen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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