M. R. Repon “Development of electro-conductive heating and compressive textiles” doctoral dissertation defense

Thesis Defense

Author, Institution: Md Reazuddin Repon, Kaunas University of Technology

Science area, field of science: Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008

Scientific Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Daiva Mikučionienė (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008)

Dissertation Defence Board of Materials Engineering Science Field:|
Chief Researcher Dr. Viktoras Grigaliūnas (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008) – chairperson
Assoc. Prof. Habil. Dr. Marcin Barburski (Lodz University of Technology, Poland, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jurgita Domskienė (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eglė Kumpikaitė (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008)
Prof. Habil. Dr. Malgorzata Matusiak (Lodz University of Technology, Poland, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering, T008)

 

The dissertation defence will be at the Meeting room at Santaka Valley of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Baršausko 59 – A228, Kaunas)

 

The doctoral dissertation is available on the internet and at the library of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Donelaičio g. 20, Kaunas)

 

Annotation: The PhD work presents a study carried out on electronic textiles for heat generation in compressive weft-knitted fabrics used for orthopaedic compression supports. The aim of this investigation was to develop compressive knitted structures with joule heating function and to investigate their heat generation characteristics and temperature changes under stretch and dependent on wearing requirements. A flat double needle-bed knitting machine was used to fabricate the developed specimens with elastomeric inlay-yarn, incorporated into the structure for compression generation, and silver coated polyamide yarn laid as ground yarn in a plated structure for heat generation. The problem associated with rigid elements used in the existing orthopaedic support has been solved in this study to avoid changes in the compression. The upscaling and industrial use of such supports are feasible, as long as several technological steps for structure fabrication are solved, including wearing conditions. The temperature profile of the structures and the comparison of the heat generation by the samples after stretching and washing at different levels were studied. The findings revealed that all fabrics heated up quickly for the first minute and afterwards this rising slowdown. Finally, the heating levelled off at 40-45°C within 2-3 minutes with some exception depending on applied voltage and conductive yarn used in the knitting pattern. This behaviour of the fabric is very suitable for heat therapy. Washing and stretching negatively influence heat generation. Utilization of heavy power source has also been solved. Based on the research results, the prototype of the orthopaedic compressive heating support was produced.

January 20 d. 10:00

Meeting room at Santaka Valley of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Baršausko 59 – A228, Kaunas)

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