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MSc (Textile Science and Technology) Syllabus

TEXT801 FIBRE PHYSICS

Advanced theories of fibre structure and techniques used in the elucidation of both natural and synthetic fibre structure, i.e. by light and electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction techniques, infrared spectroscopy. Physical and mechanical properties of textile fibres; density, moisture absorption, heat capacity, tensile properties, i.e. tenacity, work of rupture, yield stress and strain, modulus, elasticity, bending moment and torsion.

TEXT802 FIBRE PRODUCTION AND PROPERTIES

Organic chemical and macromolecular structure of natural and synthetic fibres. Development in synthesis of regenerated cellulosic and protein fibres. Criteria for fibre-forming polymers, their chemical composition, properties and applications. Effect of chemical agents on textile fibres. The physical and mechanical properties of fibres. Important fibre properties for physical and wet processing.

TEXT803 FABRIC MECHANICS

Elements of yarn and fabric geometry influence of geometry in fabric’s properties, setting theories, crimp distribution. Different models of woven fabrics, mechanical properties of woven and knitted fabrics, properties of non-wovens, and end-use performance properties.

TEXT805 COLOUR PHYSICS

Colour Measurement: Reflectance and absorption spectroscopy, C.I.E colour measurement system, colour matching, colour tolerance, use of computer application in dyeing and pigment (surface) coloration. The measurement of colour with instruments, instrumental colour match prediction and correction colour control and formulation using pigments

TEXT806 IDENTIFICATION OF TEXTILE MATERIALS

Physical and chemical methods of identification of fibres, analysis of mixtures of fibres, estimation of damage to fibre materials. Determination of amount of size and filling in textile fabrics. Identification of dyes in fibres.

TEXT807 ADVANCED YARN TECHNOLOGY

Recent developments in blow-room machines and operation. Principles of wettings and production in blow-room. Theory and practice of blending, control of waste, Processing of continuous filament yarns, texturing process and application.

TEXT808 NON-WOVENTECHNOLOGY

Classification and fields of application, methods of producing non-wovens. Laminated fabrics, physical properties of non-woven and relation to process variables.

TEXT811 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF YARNS

Yarn diameter and density, simple geometry of single and ply yarns. Theoretical treatment of yarn strength and irregularity, fibre properties. Effect on yarn properties. The influence of spring techniques on yarn structure and properties. Requirements of a ‘quality’ yarn.

TEXT814 FABRIC TECHNOLOGY

Yarn preparation processes, methods of fabric production, mechanics of fabric formulation process, interaction of loom motions and effect on weavability. Time studies in weaving. Cloth faults and remedies.

TEXT815 KNITTING TECHNOLOGY

Production techniques, mechanisms and principle of operation, setting and control for producing single and double knit, warp and weft. Knitted fabrics. Dimensions of knitted fabrics. Variation of tension of yarn during a knitting cycle. Geometry and mechanical properties of knitted fabrics.

TEXT816 POLYMER TECHNOLOGY

Properties of Polymer Molecules, Thermoplastics & Additives, engineering plastics, Major Thermosets , Plastics Processing Technology; injection molding, extrusion, putrefaction, product & Mould Design Technology - Advanced Materials Technology, classification of composites, production of composites and characterization.

TEXT819 PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS

Physical properties of fibrous materials such as moisture absorption, electrical properties, dielectric constant, optical properties and birefringence, thermal conductivity etc. Mechanical properties of fibres/polymers such as tensile, flexural, shear, impact and hardness etc.

TEXT823 MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Analytical methods (decision-making) forecasting, linear programming, waiting-line models, simulation models, network planning), production planning (product and process design, plant location and layout), production control (maintenance, inventory control, quality control), selected special topics.

TEXT824 ICT and Research Methodology

The use of search engines for literature and documentation, spread sheet and Microsoft word software for the writing of projects and thesis. Explanation of ABU Postgraduate school guidelines for the writing of thesis and dissertation, referencing methods, APA, Oxford and Harvard styles, introduction to statistical packages and presentation of research report.
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