Textile Product Design and Development

By Prof. R. Chattopadhyay   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 95
ABOUT THE COUTRSE : Textile Product Design and Development course will focus on functional and ergonomics design aspects of textile products. Design basic, need/ requirement analysis, need – metric matrix, specification development and concept generation , product architecture, use of natural analogy, material selection ( fibres, blends, yarns, fabrics, etc. ) will be discussed. Application of mathematical models, performance – property relation ship , estimation of design parameters ( cords, technical fabrics, protective clothing, pressure garment, absorbent textile , filter fabrics, geotextile, etc.) will be taken up. Practical examples and case studies on technical products will be given.


PRE-REQUISITE: 7th/8th Semester BE, BE, All core textile courses up to 6th semester

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All industries involved in product development
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Textile Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction, Design Procedure
Week 2: Customer need, Specification Development
Week 3: Concept Generation and Selection, Material Selection
Week 4: Product Architecture, Fibre Property and its significance
Week 5: Yarn property and its significance, Fabric Property and its significance
Week 6: Finishing treatment
Week 7: Relationship between fibre , fabric and finishing
Week 8: Ergonomics,
Week 9: Heat exchange
Week 10: Thermal Properties of clothing
Week 11: Thermal Comfort
Week 12: Technical Fabric Design

Books and references

  1. Title: Product design and development Author: Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger, Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill , 3rd edition.
  2. Title: Engineering textiles, Integrating the design and manufacture of textile products Author: Y. E. El Mogahzy Publisher: Wood Head publishing Ltd. Cambridge, England
  3. Title: Human Thermal Environments Author: Ken parsons Publisher: CRC Press, 2nd edition, 2003
  4. Title: The Design logic of textile products Author: T Matsuo & M. N. Suresh Textile progress, Vol 27, No.3, Textile Institute
  5. Title: Engineering apparel fabrics and garments Author: J Fan and L Hunter Publisher Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
  6. Research papers

Instructor bio

Prof. R. Chattopadhyay

IIT Delhi
Prof. R Chattopadhyay , past Head of Department of Textile and Fibre engineering, IIT Delhi , has been teaching in the department for last 30 years. He has been publishing papers in national & international journals , presying papers in national and international conferences, reviewing papers, consulting industry . He is associated with Govt. organization , research institutes and academic institutions of the country. He has developed this course on Textile Product Design and Development for the senior UG and PG students of the department and offering the course for more than 10 years.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
29 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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