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A Novel Approach to Measure Friction in Textile Fibre Assemblies

R.V. Mahendra Gowda (Department of Textile Technology (Fashion Technology) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 638 401, India)
S. Mohanraj (Department of Textile Technology (Fashion Technology) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 638 401, India)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 May 2008

Abstract

Textile technologists have already recognized the role of fibre friction in various textile processes. Attempts have been made to develop a novel instrument system to quantify fibre friction and relate it with fibre processing, yarn quality and ultimately, the fabric handle. In this context, the current paper presents research work carried out in designing and developing a novel system to measure friction in various textile fibre assemblies. The paper discusses the novel features of the Computer Aided Friction Tester, designed and developed exclusively for characterising friction in fibres, sheets of yarn, fabrics, nonwovens, polymeric films, composites and other technical textiles. It also provides the highlights of frictional characteristics measured in various textile fibre assemblies and the reasons for their occurrences.

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Mahendra Gowda, R.V. and Mohanraj, S. (2008), "A Novel Approach to Measure Friction in Textile Fibre Assemblies", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-12-02-2008-B004

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