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A novel technique to measure stick‐slip in fabric

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

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



Stick‐slip is characterised by an intermittent movement when two materials are sliding across each other at very low speeds. This paper describes a new method of measuring stick‐slip on knitted and woven fabrics when sliding over non‐fibrous materials. The technique uses emitter‐receiver pairs arranged at regular intervals along the full length of the fabric panel, which each visualise the irregular movement of sticking and sliding. It is found that an extensible knitted fabric exhibits either shear or micro‐slip during the stick phase, before the actual gross slip movement.



Taylor, P.M. and Pollet, D.M. (2000), "A novel technique to measure stick‐slip in fabric", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 124-133.




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