Woven Textile Structure - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845695149, 9781845697815

Woven Textile Structure

1st Edition

Theory and Applications

Authors: B K Behera P K Hari
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845695149
eBook ISBN: 9781845697815
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2010
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

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.


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.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of woven fabric structure including geometrical modeling
  • Examines mechanisms of woven fabric structure featuring shrinkage, buckling, bending and creasing behaviour of textiles
  • Illustrates mathematical modeling and building predictive models for textile product design incorporating validation and testing


Designers, engineers and technicians involved in the design, manufacture and use of woven textiles and garments; Academics and students


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About the Authors

B K Behera Author

Dr B. K. Behera is a professor in the Department of Textile Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His research interests include the mechanics of textile structure and textile modeling. He has published over 100 research papers, presented numerous conference papers and has four patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, IIT Delhi, India

P K Hari Author

Dr P. K. Hari is a textile consultant and Emeritus Professor at the Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Bhiwani, Haryana. He was previously Head of the Textile Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has published over 60 papers in international textile journals and has contributed to many International conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, India