Gray Cluster Analysis on Thermal-Moisture Comfort of Bamboo Fiber Socks
8 kinds of blended knitted socks with different materials of nylon filament, bamboo and cotton fibers are taken as research objectives with a view to investigating the thermal-moisture comfort of bamboo fiber socks. The sense of well-being, thermal conductivity, moisture regain, water vapor permeability, wicking height and air permeability of the socks are tested, and the thermal-moisture comfort of socks with different fiber contents are studied. By using the gray cluster analysis, the integrated evaluation of thermal-moisture comfort of the socks is conducted. The results shows that the socks containing bamboo fibers have better warm-retention and water vapor transmission properties, their thermal-moisture comfort are better than that of nylon filament and cotton fibers in summer.
Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
W. Zhang and Z. Liu, "Gray Cluster Analysis on Thermal-Moisture Comfort of Bamboo Fiber Socks", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 2041-2044, 2011