Innovation in textile design requires woven fabric structures to deliver specific performance characteristics inline with functional expectations. Such characteristics require an understanding of modelling techniques and both traditional and computer aided methods used in operation.
Woven textile structure: theory and applications from Woodhead Publishing provides comprehensive coverage of the structure, behaviour, modelling and design of woven fabrics and their relevance to the textile industry. Significant exposure to the fundamentals of woven fabric structure includes woven fabric formation in both regular and irregular weaves. An illustration of woven fabric properties after structural modifications assesses the influence of soft computing.
The author's wide ranging examination of the mechanisms of woven fabric structure features shrinkage, buckling, bending and creasing behaviour of textiles and hysteresis in fabric deformation. Both traditional and computer-aided textile design methods are reviewed in the context of textile product design. In addition mathematical modelling and building predictive models for textile product design are documented. An overview of practical applications completes this comprehensive book considering applications in industries ranging from medical textiles to sport and automotive textiles.
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 is also highly relevant to academics and students.