THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL WICKING OF WATER IN FABRICS

Authors
  1. Crow, R.M.
  2. Dewar, M.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This paper examines the vertical and horizontal wicking or movement of water along a strip of textile material, a common method of evaluating the wicking behaviour of fabrics. It was found that the fabrics of this study contain imperfect capillaries, with no one property, other than gross surface characteristics, universally contributing to their wicking behaviour. It was concluded that the wicking behaviour of each fabric must be determined individually.
Report Number
DREO-TN-93-3 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Jan 1993
Number of Pages
18
DSTKIM No
93-00998
CANDIS No
128981
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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