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Woven Textile Structure

Theory and Applications

Understanding and predicting the structure and properties of woven textiles is important for achieving specific performance characteristics in various woven applications. Woven textiles are used in a range of products such as apparel, technical and industrial textiles. Woven textile structure: Theory and applications provides comprehensive coverage of the structure, behaviour, modeling and design of woven fabrics and their relevance to the textile industry.

The first group of chapters review the fundamental principles of woven fabric structures. Part two discusses the mechanics of woven fabrics, topics include shrinkage in woven fabrics, yarn behaviour in woven fabrics and bending behaviour of woven fabrics. Part three presents a selection of chapters on design engineering of woven fabrics, themes such as textile product design methods and modelling for woven fabric design are covered. A final group of chapters is dedicated to addressing practical applications of woven fabrics.

Woven textile structure: Theory and applications is essential reading for designers, engineers and technicians involved in the design, manufacture and use of woven textiles and garments. It will also bebeneficial to academics and students.

Hardbound, 472 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-514-9


  • Part 1 Fundamentals of woven fabric structure: The basics of woven fabric structure; Geometrical modeling of woven fabric structure; Using a geometric model to predict woven fabric properties; Woven fabric properties after structural modifications. Part 2 Mechanics of woven fabric structure: Shrinkage in woven fabrics; Yarn behaviour in woven fabrics; Tensile behaviour of woven fabrics; Buckling behaviour of woven fabrics; Bending behaviour of woven fabrics; Creasing in woven fabrics; Shear behaviour of woven fabrics; Compression behaviour of woven fabrics; Friction and other aspects of the surface behaviour of woven fabrics. Part 3 Design engineering of woven fabrics: Textile product design methods; Modeling for textile product design: Building predictive models for textile product design; Modeling for woven fabric design. Part 4 Practical applications: Assessing the comfort of woven fabrics: fabric hand; Assessing the comfort of woven fabrics: thermal properties; Modeling woven fabric drape; Modeling woven fabric behaviour during the making-up of garments; Modeling three-dimensional (3D) woven fabric structures; Application of woven fabrics.


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