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FMD 155 Syllabus

Fall 2016

Introduction to Textiles
Fall 2016

Syllabus
Course Description
Fibrous structure is all around us; it is not only the fundamental
component in clothing, it is the structure forms the muscular
structure of a human body, finer networks of a neural system, etc.
Evolutionary ideas inspired from nature created the fabric in
various forms such as woven, knitted, nonwoven, etc. The world of
textiles is expanding every day from fashion to functional extreme.
This course offers a fundamental understanding on textile
materials such as fibers, yarns, and fabrics. This is one of the core
subjects will elevate your knowledge about materials to create a
sustainable design and successful product.

Lecture

Course Objectives
This introductory course is designed using various learning tools
to enrich your knowledge and ability on this subject. The theory
and laboratory teaching will give the information and real feel of
the subject. And, assignments, in-class activities, and recitations
sharpen your reasoning, and critical thinking skills to understand
the subject better. By the end of the semester, the student will:
* Become aware of the similarities and distinctions between and
among various natural and manufactured fibers on the basis of
their properties, use and care.
* Recognize the impact of fiber processing, yarn structure, and
fabric construction on the appearance and end-use of the textile
product.
* Be enabled to identify fiber content, yarn and fabrics types.
* Recognize the importance of fabric count and fabric
construction in production of quality fabrics.
* Develop enhanced ability to select appropriate fabrics for their
intended use.
* Become aware of the cutting-edge textile materials available
in the market and research labs.

Mon Wed 12:00 12:50/ Wightman 200


Instructor: Thamizhisai Periyaswamy
Office: Wightman 117
Email: periy1t@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-7607
Lab
22308353
Mon 1:00 2:50 PM/ Wightman 127
Instructor: Mominul Hoque
hoque2m@cmich.edu

22308354
Mon 10:00 11:50 AM/ Wightman 127
Instructor: Thamizhisai Periyaswamy
22308355
Wed 10:00 11:50 AM/ Wightman 127
Instructor: Jennise Strifler
thurs1ja@cmich.edu

FMD 155 Syllabus

Fall 2016

Textbook & Lab Swatch Kit

The Textile Kit: Student Version/


Plastic Linen Tester: Eco Edition with
iTextiles Online, ATEXINC and the
iTextiles Team published by
Atexinc, Corporation, 2015

Reference Books
Wynne, A. (1997). Textiles, The
Motivate Series, Macmillan Texts for
Industrial Vocational and Technical
Education, Macmillan Education ltd.
Identification of Textile Materials,
Textile Institute, seventh edition.

EVALUATION CRITERIA
Lecture (65%)

Lab (35%)

Assignments*

300

Lab Activities + Post-Lab


Assessment (12x20 pts.)

240

Grading Scale

Break-a-code
(In-class Activities)

150

Swatch Kit Completion

30

A = 930 and above

Mid Term Exam

100

Lab Exam

80

B+ = 870-899

Final Exam

100

Total

350

B = 830-869

Total

650

A- = 900-929

B- = 800-829
C+ = 770-799

Grand Total = (650+350) = 1000

C = 730-769
C- = 700-729

*Assignments: All the assignments are due on the exact date and time given in
the assignment sheets, unless the instructor changes the deadline. Any delay in
submissions or passing this deadline will result in 50% reduction in the
assignment points. The assignments will not be accepted after three days of
the due dates. Exceptions are given only to students who have contacted the
instructor for special permission prior to the deadline. Students should find time
outside the class hours to complete the assignment tasks.

D+ = 670-699
D = 630-669
D- = 600-629
E = 599 and below

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES FALL 2016

Week/Date

Lectures and Reading

Week 1 / 08-29

Introduction
Textile World: An Overview
(Reading: INTRO/Introduction & Major End Use Categories)
Textiles Industry A Glimpse
(Reading: INTRO/Textile Manufacturing)
NO CLASS Labor Day
Fiber-to-Fashion
(Reading: INTRO/Textile Product Performance)
Fibers An Introduction
(Reading: FIBERS/Classification)
Fiber Properties and Performance An Overview
(Understanding the impact of fiber properties in designing
apparel)
(Reading: FIBERS/Introduction & Handouts)
Natural and Regenerated fibers
(Reading: FIBERS/Natural & Manufactured Fibers)
Natural and Regenerated fibers
(Reading: FIBERS/Natural & Manufactured Fibers)

08-31
Week 2 / 09-05
09-07
Week 3 / 09-12
09-14

Week 4 / 09-19
09-21
Week 5 / 09-26
09-28
Week 6 / 10-03
10-05
Week 7 / 10-10

10-12

Week 8 / 10-17
10-19
Week 9 / 10-24
10-26
Week 10 / 10-31
11-02
Week 11 / 11-07
11-09

Synthetic fibers
(Reading: FIBERS/Manufactured Fibers)
Synthetic fibers
(Reading: FIBERS/Manufactured Fibers)
Yarns An Introduction
(Reading: YARNS/Introduction, Classification & Yarn Types)
Yarn Manufacturing
(Reading: YARNS/Yarn Manufacturing)
Yarn Characteristics and Performance (Understanding the
impact of yarn properties in designing apparel)
(Reading: YARNS/Yarn Characteristics & Performance)
Yarn Characteristics and Performance (Understanding the
impact of yarn properties in designing apparel)
(Reading: YARNS/Yarn Characteristics & Performance)
Fabrics An Introduction
(Reading: FABRICS/Introduction & Classification)
MIDTERM EXAM
Woven Fabric Design, Performance and End Use
(Reading: FABRICS/Woven Fabrics)
Woven Fabric Design, Performance and End Use
(Reading: FABRICS/Woven Fabrics)
Knitted Fabric Design, Performance and End Use
(Reading: FABRICS/Knitted Fabrics)
Knitted Fabric Design, Performance and End Use
(Reading: FABRICS/Knitted Fabrics)
Other Fabric Materials
(Reading: FABRICS/Other Fabrics & Other Materials)
Textile Dyeing An Introduction
(Reading: DYEING/Introduction, Classification & Methods of
Dyeing)

In-Class
Activities
/Assignments

Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Assignment-1
Break-a-code

Break-a-code
Assignment-2
Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Assignment-3
Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Assignment-4
Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Assignment-5
Break-a-code

Break-a-code

Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Assignment-6
Break-a-code
Break-a-code
Assignment-7
Break-a-code

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES FALL 2016

Week 12 / 11-14
11-16

Week 13 / 11-21
11-23

Week 14 / 11-28

11-30
Week 15 / 12-05

12-07

Dye Types and Colorfastness


(Reading: DYEING/ Dyes & Pigments, Performance)
Textile Printing An Introduction
(Reading: PRINTING/Introduction, Classification, Printing
Methods & Print Defects)
Types of Prints and Performance
(Reading: PRINTING/Types of Prints & Performance)
Textile Finishing An Introduction
(Reading: FINISHING/Introduction, Classification, Routine
Finishes, Aesthetic Finishes & Functional Finishes)
Types of Finishes and Performance
(Reading: FINISHING/Routine Finishes, Aesthetic Finishes,
Functional Finishes & Performance)
Fabric Selection (Understanding the impact of fabric properties in
designing apparel) (Reading: Handouts)
Smart and Innovative Textile Materials - An Introduction
(Reading: Handouts)

Break-a-code
Assignment-8
Break-a-code

Review Section

Break-a-code

Break-a-code
Assignment-9
Break-a-code

Break-a-code
Assignment-10
Break-a-code
Break-a-code

Monday December 12th at 12:00 noon - FINAL EXAM


(Comprehensive Exam: All the chapters covered in the course)

Course policies
Students are expected to attend classes regularly.
No make-ups will be given for the in-class activities.
Make-up exams will be given only in case of emergencies
and all the make-ups are worth only 50%.
Recitations will be posted after each class. It will contain key
points of the lecture, review questions & answers and
important textile material property tables. The contents will
help the student to improve and refresh their subject
knowledge.
You should respect the value of your group members time.
In labs, you must leave your work place clean before leaving
the lab.
You should complete the assigned readings before coming
to the class.
On the days of chemical testing, wear your aprons and/or
lab coats as safety requirement. You would know about the
activity ahead of time.
Grade Distribution will be used as follows for unweighted
total points.

Communication
Students can use the office hours
and/or email to contact the instructor
for clarifications pertaining to the
curriculum. Please use professional
tone when you communicate with the
instructor. For example, when you
contact the instructor, address them
properly as Professor/ Dr., with
appropriate signature or name at the
end of the message.

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES FALL 2016

Class Representatives
This class will select two volunteers as their representatives; their
responsibilities include communicating the classroom difficulties to the
faculty as soon as possible to take necessary actions on rectifying the issues.
It is expected from students that any difficulty the student may feel during
the course time frame needs to be brought to the instructors notice
immediately. Since, most of the times, the problems are not informed
properly to the faculty and students hesitate to bring the issue on board. It is
highly requested that students please communicate their problems on time
through class representatives. Please dont live with issues. Try to get
yourself comfortable in the class environment. All the students in this class
will be considered and treated equally; there is no discrimination between
representatives and other students. The concept of having representatives is
only to make the class more comfortable in all possible ways.

Laboratory Policies and Procedures:

Students are expected to attend all lab classes. Unexcused


absences will be counted zero.
There are 12 lab experiments and each experiment worth 15
points.
Each lab will include Post-Lab Assessment. It is designed to
ensure your knowledge and understanding in the respective area.
Keep the laboratory work area organized and clean
In labs, you must leave your work place clean before leaving the
lab.

OFFICE HOURS
Tuesdays 11:30 to 1:00
Wednesdays 10:00 to 12:00
Thursdays 1:30 to 3:30
Please feel free to stop by my office, during my
presence, to discuss any subject related
matters.

University Policies
Academic Dishonesty
Plagiarism, cheating and
other forms of academic
dishonesty, including dishonesty
involving computer technology
are prohibited. Please be advised
that your assignments or any
other written work may be
scanned by software that detects
plagiarism. Please refer to
current CMU bulletin regarding
the actions that will be taken if
academic dishonesty occurs.

Disabilities Accommodation
CMU provides reasonable
accommodations for individuals
with disabilities, to participate in
educational programs. Students
with disabilities requiring
accommodation to participate in
class activities or meet course
requirements should first register
with the office of Student
Disability Services (250 Faust
Hall, tel. 989-774-3018, TDD #
2568), and then contact the
professor as early as possible
during the course.