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A preliminary study of the low-load lateral impact compression of fabrics

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Paul Taylor


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A swinging pendulum is arranged to impact and bounce from a fabric sample. The energy losses during impact compression are calculated from the changes in potential energy of the pendulum after allowing for other losses. It is found that the compression energy loss, calculated from the static characteristics, gives only a rough guide to the impact compression losses, so other factors must be considered. Further experimental work is proposed to determine more precisely the contribution of the fabric properties to these differences in the characteristics.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Taylor PM, Pollet DM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

Year: 2000

Volume: 12

Issue: 1

Pages: 12-25

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0955-6222

ISSN (electronic): 1758-5953

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1108/09556220010313779


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