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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Testing of Functional and Technical Textiles

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and NPTEL via Swayam


The course in specially designed for PG students, teachers and professionals.Testing of functional and technical textile materials is an extremely important activity forproduction, product and process development, research and application.During selection of textile materials for their functional and technical applications the testing ofdifferent performance characteristics is necessary. To meet up the customer requirement,specification is very useful. In this concept, testing plays a vital role.In research and development field the evaluation of textile materials helps us to decide the nextroute. Research Institute, pilot plants can achieve process development through testing or exactinvestigation into better, cheaper and quicker methods.Certain standard level should be maintained to control the production process. By evaluation oftextile materials one can easily detect the faults of machinery and materials. Continuous test ofthe textiles results an enhanced and efficient output of the production.The course deals with the detailed testing methods and analysis of low stress mechanical andtransmission (heat and moisture) characteristics of functional textiles. Also, detail and specifictest methods of various technical textile materials, like extreme heat, fire and cold protectiveclothing, geotextiles, filter fabrics, fibre reinforced composites, electromagnetic shieldingtextiles, compression bandages, ballistic protective textiles, UV protective textiles, and analysisof test results have been discussed in details. INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG and PG Students of Textile, Clothing andfashion technology, Material science etc.PREREQUISITES : Basic courses on Textiles INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Nil


Week 1 : Objectives of Testing of Functional and Technical Textiles Week 2 : Testing of Fabric Handle Characteristics Subjective assessment Objective assessment KESF and FAST methods Nozzle extraction principleWeek 3 : Testing of Transmission characteristics Moisture transmission (Vapour form and Liquid form)Thermal transmission,Testing of extreme heat, fire and cold protective clothing
Week 4 : Testing of extreme heat, fire and cold protective clothing Week 5 : Testing of geotextiles, Testing of filter fabricsWeek 6 : Testing of fibre reinforced composites Week 7 : Testing of fibre reinforced composites,Testing of electromagnetic shielding textiles, Testing of compression bandagesWeek 8 : Testing of ballistic protective textiles, Testing of UV protective textiles, Special Testing for Nonwoven and Technical Textiles

Taught by

Prof. Apurba Das



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  • Venkat Prasath. M

    Venkat Prasath. M is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Good, for every one to learn it very good for textile students, fantastic course are provide for better student so all them use this opernutiy

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