DEVELOPMENT OF 3D WOVEN FABRIC BASED PRESSURE SWITCH

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Abstract

This paper introduces a 3D woven fabric-based approach for the development of pressure switch. A fabric substrate,
being elastic and extendable is very useful in addition to its high breaking strength and low cost. The developed
resistive-type switch is based on the multilayer interlock 3D fabrics. In the top and bottom layers, certain number of
conductive yarns are woven separated by cotton yarns in both transversal and thickness direction. Application of
pressure makes the layers of conductive yarn to come in contact, resulting in a short circuit, which may be recorded
using multi-meters. Removing the pressure cause the connection points to separate away and it depends on the
weave design. Such switch can be used as an on/off switch for usage in security systems, can be sewn into carpets
and wearable garments for a number of purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
JournalAutex Research Journal
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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