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Markers and meaning of authenticity : narratives of Mosuo, Bhutan and Harris Tweed weavers
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2015-05)
This research aimed to discover whether weavers could identify markers of authenticity of their own community-based and culturally bound hand-woven textiles. If so, how do they do it? What is the nature and meaning of ...
The statistical modelling of production processes of biodegradable aliphatic aromatic co-polyester fibres used in the textile industry
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2012-04)
Since the success of production processes in the textile industry depends on good planning and having a clear programme from the raw materials until the final product, the focus of this research is in the modelling of the ...
On the structure of multi-thread boucle yarn
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2017-02)
This research had two dimensions. The first one was theoretical and the geometry of doubled fancy yarn, including bouclé yarn, was modelled mathematically. As a result, the length of the effect component that is necessary ...
The influence of woven fabric structures on the continuous dyeing of Lyocell fabrics with reactive dyes
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2010-11)
Tencel, a regenerated cellulosic fibre is synthesised by an environmental friendly process. It can be dyed by the same dye types as recommended for other cellulosic fibres. The behaviour of reactive dyes on Tencel woven ...
Evaluation of selected contemporary biomaterials and surface treatments for soft tissue repair prosthesis
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2010-03)
The aim of this project was to determine the best materials and surface treatments for soft tissue repair and to enhance our understanding of material / cell interactions by comparing the response of human cells growing ...
Experimental and numerical studies of thermoregulating textiles incorporated with phase change materials
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2016-05)
Phase change materials (PCMs) provide thermal management solution to textiles for the protection of wearer from extreme weather conditions. PCMs are the substances which can store or release a large amount of energy in the ...
The design of mood changing clothing based on fibre optics and photovoltaic technologies
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2012-05)
Service-oriented agent architecture for autonomous maritime vehicles
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2013-12)
Advanced ocean systems are increasing their capabilities and the degree of autonomy more and more in order to perform more sophisticated maritime missions. Remotely operated vehicles are no longer cost-effective since they ...
The influences of various preparation processes using plasma and enzyme technologies on the properties of poly(lactic acid) fabric
(Heriot-Watt University Textile and Design, 2012-12)
An investigation of the performance of photochromic dyes and their application to polyester and cotton fabrics
(Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2013-04)
Six commercial photochromic dyes were applied to polyester and, to a lesser extent, cotton fabrics by different dyeing and printing methods. The photochromic performance of the dyed and printed fabrics was investigated in ...