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Low-force dynamic lateral compression of fabrics

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Paul Taylor


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The dynamic lateral compression of unloaded fabric panels is studied under forced vibration at frequencies ranging from 5-105 Hz, as part of an investigation into the scientific understanding of vibratory feeding and orientation of fabrics for garment automation. Frequency scans of several fabrics indicate that textiles with a low static compressibility behave like a stiff spring, while others behave like a second-order system. Dynamic stiffness and damping depend on the excitation and are implemented in a Kelvin-Voigt model. Both viscous and hysteretic damping are investigated, and a comparison shows that the simpler viscously damped system gives an adequate first-approximation to the experimental data.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Taylor PM; Pollet DM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Textile Research Journal

Year: 2002

Volume: 72

Issue: 10

Pages: 845-853

ISSN (print): 0040-5175

ISSN (electronic): 1746-7748

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1177/004051750207201001


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