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A preliminary study of the low‐load lateral impact compression of fabrics

P.M. Taylor (Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
D.M. Pollet (Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

A swinging pendulum is arranged to impact and bounce from a fabric sample. The energy losses during impact compression are calculated from the changes in potential energy of the pendulum after allowing for other losses. It is found that the compression energy loss, calculated from the static characteristics, gives only a rough guide to the impact compression losses, so other factors must be considered. Further experimental work is proposed to determine more precisely the contribution of the fabric properties to these differences in the characteristics.

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Taylor, P.M. and Pollet, D.M. (2000), "A preliminary study of the low‐load lateral impact compression of fabrics", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 12-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220010313779

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