Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Garment Engineering Design

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Jelka Geršak, Part-time Professor
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification oral exam, seminar
Precondition for testing Passed exams in basic courses of general technical subjects. Successfully completed exercises and project work.
Lecture type lectures, seminars, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice
Subject content Key functions of clothing engineering design. Design of clothing based on mechanical properties of textile materials. Influence of the fabric's mechanic on their reshape and on garment appearance quality. Formability. Elastic potential. Draping as an aesthetic performance of clothing appearance. Impact of fabric mechanical properties on garment fall and draping, 3D shape of a garment, quality of fitting, visual appearance of produced seems as criterion of clothing appearance quality. Engineering design the garment system in terms of thermo physiological comfort, skin-sensory, mechanical and ergonomic comfort. Qualitative evaluation and prediction of fabric behaviour in garment manufacturing processes, design of wishful form – 3D shape and garment appearance, simulation its drape ability and prediction of garment appearance quality using measuring date of mechanical properties of fabrics.
Aim of course The student familiarizes himself/herself with key functions of clothing engineering design and fabric mechanics from point of complex geometrical structures as scientific education and acquires knowledge of individual research work in the engineering design of garment. Mastering the specific knowledge will enable the students to adopt a scientific approach to the investigation development of systematically planning and optimization of clothing, resp. clothing system.
Literature necessary for course Geršak, J.: Design of clothing manufacturing processes : a systematic approach to planning, scheduling and control, (Woodhead Publishing series in textiles, no. 147). Cambridge: The Textile Institute; Oxford [etc.], Woodhead, 2013; ISBN 978-0-85709-778-1. ISBN 0-85709-778-4. ISBN 978-0-85709-783-5
Geršak, J., Halász, M., Tamás, P., Kokas Palicska, L.: Complex fabric deformations and clothing modelling in 3D, (Complex fabric deformations & modelling). Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013; ISBN 978-3-659-32809-1
Geršak, J.: Objektivno vrednovanje plošnih tekstilija i odjeće. Zagreb: Sveučilište u Zagrebu,Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet: Manualia Universitatis Studiorum Zagrabiensis, cop. 2014; ISBN 978-953-7105-42-6
Geršak, J.: Wearing comfort using body motion analysis. V: Gupta, D. & Zakaria, N. (ur.). Anthropometry, apparel sizing and design, (Woodhead publishing series in textilies - WPT, no. 148). Cambridge, UK; Waltham, USA: Elsevier: Woodhead publishing – WP, 2014.; 320-333
Geršak, J., Marčič, M.: The peculiarities of a complex design concept for functional protective clothing. V: CBMTS Industry VII, World Congress on CBRN Threat and Terrorism, Cavtat, Bokan, S. (ur.). Proceedings, (Proceedings of the CB Medical Treatment Symposium, ISSN 1092-7255), Croatian Chamber of Economy, 2012, 248-254