ISBN-13: 978 1 85573 904 8
320 pages 234 x
J Hu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 35
…a most welcome contribution to an area in
which there are few books.
…an excellent book which will prove
extremely helpful to those involved in higher education and in industrial
research and development on woven apparel and technical
Both author and publisher are to be
congratulated on producing such and excellent book.
- investigates the behaviour of woven
- discusses advanced methods including finite volume
Fabric mechanics are fundamental to the way textiles
are designed, tested and manufactured and underpin the way woven fabrics are
used in the modern world. With fully comprehensive coverage of all aspects of
fabric anisotropy, stress-strain relationships and fabric drape modelling and
testing, Structure and mechanics of woven fabrics, discusses and exemplifies all
major aspects of fabric mechanics and their relevance to every stage of the
contemporary textile industry.
After a general introduction illustrating
the role and study of woven fabric mechanics, the first group of chapters
examines the structural, tensile, bending and shear properties of woven fabrics.
Sections cover the general behaviour of these properties, how they are modelled
and their anisotropy. Drape deformation modelling is covered extensively, one
chapter detailing theory and a second, computation and simulation. The
properties of fabrics with seams and fabric complex deformation analysis and
simulation are also detailed.
Structure and mechanics of woven
fabrics is an essential reference for all textile academics, students,
researchers, technicians, engineers and technologists, covering all areas of
textile material applications, from composites and geotextiles, to medical
textiles and biotextiles.