Course Title: Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5910C

Course Title: Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Barbara Kuczuk

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9145

Course Contact Email:barbara.kuczukOn successful completion of this course you will have developed and applie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to interpret and apply calculations and specifications within a textile manufacturing environment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX4001A Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

Element:

1.  Obtain and interpret textile specifications

2.  Perform textile calculations

3.  Complete records

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Features of systems used to document specifications and techniques for converting specifications across systems, are identified

1.2 Specifications applying to yarn analysis are interpreted

1.3 Specifications applying to fabric analysis are interpreted

1.4 Terminology used in the textile production industry relating to raw materials, specifcations and processing are correctly interpreted, applied and used

1.5 Specifications appropriate to the textile operation are obtained and interpreted

1.6  Work requirements are  determined from specifications

1.7 Clarification of specifications is undertaken as required using appropriate information resources and search techniques

2.1  Calculation requirements for specific production processes are determined

2.2 Formulas used to convert specifications to desired format are identified and applied

2.3  Formulas used for calculating requirements for cotton production are identified and applied

2.4  Formulas used calculating requirements for wool production are identified and applied

2.5 Formulas and graphs used for calculating requirements for production of man-made fibres are identified and applied

2.6  Calculations are checked and verified as correct

2.7 Deviations from expected outcomes are examined and validated with appropriate information resources

3.1  Calculation records are accurately documented to agreed standards

3.2  Documentation is prepared for testing or production processes


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study experimental textiles in tutorials, practical experimentation and through prescribed exercises and assessment work.

Assessment will incorperate a variety of methods including, in class assessment, homework exercises, written reports, written quizes, and practical exercises.


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopicElementAssessment
1

Overview of course requirements.  Introducing science in textiles.

 1 
2

 Terminology used in textile production industry.       Calculations of percentages, decimal places and significant figures.

 1,2 
3

 Practical: Moisture regain - Calculating percentage of moisture found in synthetic and natural fibres

 

 1,2,3

 Practical Exercise

15%

4

 Arithmetic mean, average, standard deviation, coefficient of variation and the relationship to textile processes.

 1,2

 

5 Practical: Unit of mass - fabric gsm or single thread test
 1,2,3 Practical Exercise

15%
6  Graphical representation of data. Elasticity and its importance in fibres. Measurement of stress and strain. Friction forces in textiles.
 1,2 
7

Graphical representation of data. Elasticity and its importance in fibres. Measurement of stress and strain. Friction forces in textiles. (continue)
Practical: Prepare a frequency table and histogram

 1,2,3 Practical Exercise

15%
8 Schematic identification of fibres quantitative and qualitative methods 1,2 
9 Practical: Identification of fibres using chemical solubility method 1,2,3 Practical Exercise

15%
Term Break   
10 Symbols and formulae, Linear equations, Formulas for conversion between systems 1,2 
11 Quiz 1,2,3 Quiz 25%
12 Physical properties of yarn 1,2 
13

 Fabric analysis report issued & discussed.      Students to choose & purchase a fabric to report on.

 1,2 
14 Specifications applying to fabric analysis 
 Fabric specification / characteristics
 1,2 
15 Workshop 1,2,3 
16 Fabric Specification due 1,2,3 Fabric Specification15%
17

 

Industry Presentations (Holistic)

  
18 Assessment week - Completion of any unfinished assessment. Result processing  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Brearley, A.,  An outline of statistical methods for use in the textile industry 8th Edition, WIRA, 1974.

Carty, P., Chemical and mechanical finishing of textile materials 2nd Edition, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic, 1987.

Carr. C. M.,  Chemistry of the textiles industry, Chapman & Hall, 1995.

McIntyre, J.E.,  Chemistry of fibres, Edward Arnold, 1971.

Booth, John E. Textile mathematics, Vol. 2, The Textile Institute Manchester, 1977.


Overview of Assessment

Students will study experimental textiles in tutorials, practical experimentation and through prescribed exercises and assessment work.


Assessment Tasks

Journal log book of practical exercises  (Individual)- 60%

Written quiz  (Individual)- 25%

Industry Project Fabric Specification (Group)- 15%


Assessment Matrix

ElementsGroup discussions & written quizes

Journal log book

Practical exercises

Prepare written reports
1.Obtain and interpret textile specificationsYes  
2. Perform textile calculationsYesYesYes
3. Complete recordsYesYes 

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