Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845694166, 9781845697211

Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour

1st Edition

Editors: Xiaogang Chen
eBook ISBN: 9781845697211
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845694166
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th November 2009
Page Count: 560
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Modelling the structure and behaviour of textiles: Structural hierarchy in textile materials: An overview; Fundamental modelling of textile fibrous structures; Yarn modelling; Modelling the structures and properties of woven fabrics; Modelling of nonwoven materials; Modelling and visualization of knitted fabrics. Part 2 Case studies: Modelling of fluid flow and filtration through woven fabrics; Modelling, simulation and control of textile dyeing; Modelling colour properties for textiles; 3D modelling, simulation and visualisation techniques for drape textiles and garments; Recognition, differentiation and classification of regular repeating patterns in textiles; Modelling of 3D cellular textile composites for protection against trauma impact; Development and application of expert systems in the textile industry.


The textile industry can experience a vast array of problems. Modelling represents a group of techniques that have been widely used to explore the nature of these problems, it can highlight the mechanisms involved and lead to predictions of the textile behaviour. This book provides an overview of how textile modelling techniques can be used successfully within the textile industry for solving various problems.

The first group of chapters reviews the different types of models and methods available for predicting textile structures and behaviour. Chapters include modelling of yarn, woven and nonwoven materials. The second group of chapters presents a selection of case studies, expressing the strengths and limitations and how various models are applied in specific applications. Case studies such as modelling colour properties for textiles and modelling, simulation and control of textile dyeing are discussed.

With its distinguished editor and international range of contributors, Modelling and predicting textile behaviour is essential reading material for textile technologists, fibre scientists and textile engineers. It will also be beneficial for academics researching this important area.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the different types of models and methods that can be used successfully within the textile industry
  • Reviews the structural hierarchy in textile materials fundamental to the modelling of textile fibrous structures
  • Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of different textile models and how specific models are applied in different situations


Textile technologists; Fiber scientists; Textile engineers; Academics researching this important area.


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About the Editors

Xiaogang Chen Editor

Dr Xiaogang Chen obtained his PhD in Textile Engineering from the University of Leeds in 1991. He is currently a reader in technical textiles in the School of Materials, The University of Manchester. In the field of modelling, he worked on mathematical models leading to the creation of CAD software for 2D and 3D woven fabrics. He also researched into geometric and mechanical modelling of textiles for engineering technical textiles. He has applied his modelling approach into the prediction of textile behaviour in energy absorption, fluid filtration, textile composites and ballistic protection.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manchester, UK