Measurement and Analysis of Fabric Capillary Radius Distribution
In this paper, a new capillary model and weight-classification method are proposed and a device is designed and fabricated, which is helpful to measure the μm-scaled pore size of fabric and hence accurately control wet processing and heat-moisture transportation in fabric. The histograms and curves show that the pore size distribution for the cotton fabric used is generally in the range of 49-2391μm exhibitng a continuous character, different from the conventional geometric jumping distribution observed by microscope. Using four classes with different width, the obtained data show that the absolute deviation region is in 2-32μm, while the relative deviation is less than 0.1%. It is found that the radius range reduces but the absolute and relative deviation fluctuate with increasing the width.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
J. F. Di et al., "Measurement and Analysis of Fabric Capillary Radius Distribution", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 1446-1450, 2011