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A New Method for Measuring Fabric Drape with a Novel Parameter for Classifying Fabrics

Version 1 : Received: 7 January 2018 / Approved: 8 January 2018 / Online: 8 January 2018 (08:32:39 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 9 January 2018 / Approved: 9 January 2018 / Online: 9 January 2018 (05:35:28 CET)

How to cite: Pan, N.; Lin , C.; Xu, J. A New Method for Measuring Fabric Drape with a Novel Parameter for Classifying Fabrics . Preprints 2018, 2018010049 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0049.v2). Pan, N.; Lin , C.; Xu, J. A New Method for Measuring Fabric Drape with a Novel Parameter for Classifying Fabrics . Preprints 2018, 2018010049 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0049.v2).

Abstract

With huge varieties of fabrics, the first challenge for any performance evaluation is to categorize the vast types of the products into fewer, more homogeneous and thus akin groups. Classification or sorting is arguably the first step of any scientific investigation, and comparison of product quality is meaningful only when conducted within a group of comparable products. A new criterion termed fabric linear density λ is first proposed in this paper so that fabrics can in general be divided into 4 groups. The derivation and validation of this parameter are provided.  The importance of fabric drape is almost self-evident, but there is still no effective ways to measure this fabric attribute. The Cusick Drapemeter suffers from its low repeatability and low sensitivity, and is hence not widely or frequently used. The PhabrOmeter, along with the fabric linear density λ, is proposed and demonstrated in this study as a much more efficient alternative for fabric drape test. By actually testing 40 various fabrics, the principle, procedure and results of this method is presented in this paper.

Subject Areas

fabric classification; fabric drape; Cusick Drapemeter; PhabrOmeter; directional and side effects

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