MODELLING THE EFFECT OF WEAVE STRUCTURE AND FABRIC THREAD DENSITY ON MECHANICAL AND COMFORT PROPERTIES OF WOVEN FABRICS

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Abstract

The paper investigates the effects of weave structure and fabric thread density on the comfort and mechanical
properties of various test fabrics woven from polyester/cotton yarns. Three different weave structures, that is, 1/1
plain, 2/1 twill and 3/1 twill, and three different fabric densities were taken as input variables whereas air permeability,
overall moisture management capacity, tensile strength and tear strength of fabrics were taken as response
variables and a comparison is made of the effect of weave structure and fabric density on the response variables.
The results of fabric samples were analysed in Minitab statistical software. The coefficients of determinations (R-sq
values) of the regression equations show a good predictive ability of the developed statistical models. The findings
of the study may be helpful in deciding appropriate manufacturing specifications of woven fabrics to attain specific
comfort and mechanical properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalAutex Research Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Comfort
  • mechanical properties
  • statistical model
  • weave structure
  • fabric density

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