Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
502001082018NATURAL FIBRESCompulsory112
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The most important objective of the course is the fundamental information about textile fibers for the students in the first year. The course is about natural materials for textile industry and it is preliminary to learn further knowledge about textile. During the course, the students learn properties of textile fibers, classification fibers and general knowledge of natural fibers.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Körlü
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding of the properties for being textile fiber
2Ability to categorize the fibers as textile fibers
3Ability to define the application fields of natural fibers
4Ability to compare general, physical and chemical properties of vegetable fibres with each other
5Understanding of general, physical and chemical properties ginning, standardization and trade of cotton
6Understanding of general, physical and chemical properties retting and standardization of flax fibers
7Understanding of general properties of the other vegetable fibers except for cotton and flax
8Ability to compare general, physical and chemical properties of animal fibres
9Understanding of general, physical and chemical properties and standardization of wool fibers
10Understanding of general, physical and chemical properties and standardization of mohair
11Understanding of general, physical and chemical properties and standardization of silk
12Understanding of general properties of the other special fibers
13Understanding of the effects of natural fibers on human health and environment
14Ability to examine natural fibers and to report it to the other people
15Ability to study on natural fibers individually
16Ability to study on natural fibers in a team
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of fiber properties, categorization of textile fibers and their application fields Comparison with natural and synthetic fibers The effects of fiber properties on the end-product Cellulose, harvesting and ginning of cotton and physical and chemical properties of cotton Flax, jute, ramie, sisal and their properties. Wool, mohair, angora, silk etc. and their properties Asbestos and their and their properties Asbestos and their properties
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General information about textile
2Definition of textile fiber properties
3Definition of textile fiber properties and The effects of fiber properties on the end-product
4The effects of fiber properties on the endproduct, categorization of textile fibers and their application fields, comparison with natural and synthetic fibers, asbestos and their properties
5Cellulose and general information about cotton
6Harvesting and ginning of cotton and physical and chemical properties of cotton
7Midterm exam
8Physical and chemical properties of cotton, general information about bast fibers
9Harvesting, retting, physical and chemical properties of flax fibers
10Information about other bast fibers like hemp, jute and ramie and identification of them.
11Information about sisal and introduction to animal fibers. General information about animal fibers and categorization of them.
12General information about wool and categorization of them. Chemical and physical properties of wool.
13Chemical and physical properties of wool. General information about mohair and angora. Their physical and chemical properties.
14General information about mohair and angora
15General information about silk
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
 Hearle J. W. S., Lomas B., Cooke W.D., "Atlas of Fiber Fracture and Damage to Textiles", Woodhead Publishing Limited, (1998)  Raheel M., "Modern Textile Characterization Methods", Marcel Dekker, (1996)  Morton W.E., Hearle J. W. S., "Physical Properties of Textile Fibres", Textile Institue, (1986)  Trotman E. R., "Dyeing and Chemical Technology of Textile Fibers", Charles Griffin and Copmany Limited, (1984)  Maclaren J. A., Milligan B., "Wool science: The chemical reactivity of the wool fibre", Australia: Science Press, (1981)  Schick M. J., "Surface Characteristics of Fibers and Textiles (in two parts)", Marcel Dekker, (1975)  Franck R. R.,‘Silk, Mohair, Cashmere and Other Luxury Fibers’, The Textile Institute, Woodhead Publishing, 2001  Rouette H.K., Encylopedia of Textile Finishing,Springer verlag 2000  Johnson N A G, Russell I, Advances in Wool Technology, Woodhead Textiles Series No. 72, 2008
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination180
Homework120
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Report Preparation11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)65
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1   3   52    
LO2   2   33    
LO3   4   53    
LO4   3   4     
LO5   4   43    
LO6   3   42    
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LO9   3   43    
LO10   2   4     
LO11   2   4     
LO12       42    
LO13   4   54    
LO14   5  5 4  5 
LO15           5 
LO16   5         
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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