Weaving thickness parameters of “8” shape 3D woven enhancing fabric

Liu Jihong (Creative Digital Media Research Center, Jiangnan University, Jiangsu, China)
Jiang Hongxia (Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan)
Lu Yuzheng (Creative Digital Media Research Center, Jiangnan University, Jiangsu, China)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Publication date: 2 October 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to deduce the thickness property of three‐dimensional (3D) composite produced by 3D woven enhancing fabric based on an academic model.

Design/methodology/approach

Thickness of 3D composite is determined by the important weaving parameter – the length of binder yarn. According to the shape of pile formed by binder yarn, curve function of pile is supposed. A rapier loom is modified for the 3D woven enhancing fabrics, and the composite is produced based on the fabric. The thickness of composite is produced and the theories results are validated.

Findings

The result of the analysis shows that the curve of pile formed by binder yarn can be expressed as sin function approximately, and there is linear relation between the thickness of composite and the length of pile of binder yarn.

Research limitations/implications

The results cannot be provided to study the relationship of thickness based on different technology of composite.

Originality/value

The paper provides an academic method of calculating the thickness of composite and the relationship between the thickness of composite and the length of binder yarn. The method can reduce the testing time.

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Citation

Jihong, L., Hongxia, J. and Yuzheng, L. (2009), "Weaving thickness parameters of “8” shape 3D woven enhancing fabric", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 21 No. 5, pp. 270-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220910983768

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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