After a general introduction illustrating the role of fabric structure and mechanics, subsequent chapters discuss the structural, tensile, bending and shear properties of woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics. Other chapters review the structure and mechanics of yarns, coated fabrics, 2D and 3D textile composites. Testing methods for the measurement of fabric mechanical properties and structure parameters are also explored.
With its renowned editor and contributions from some of the world's leading authorities, Structure and mechanics of textile fibre assemblies is an important reference for textile scientists, technologists, engineers and those designing and manufacturing textiles. It will also be suitable for those within the academic sector.
- Examines aspects of fabric structure and mechanical properties for a range of fabrics- Discusses structure and mechanics of yarn and woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics- Explores testing methods enabling the measurement of fabric mechanical properties and structural parameters
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Prof. Peter Schwartz is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, USA. He was formerly Head of the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering at Auburn (2006-13). He has published numerous scientific publications in the area of fibre and material behaviour, and is a member of several societies, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Plastics Engineers, American Chemical Society, and American Society for Engineering Education.