Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Mechanical properties of a woven fabric

Huiyu Sun*, Ning Pan
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Division of Textiles and Clothing, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

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This paper, introducing some recent research progress, consists of two parts: the shear deformation analysis and Poisson's ratios for woven fabrics. The analytical methods of the shear moduli and Poisson's ratios for woven fabrics will enable more rigorous studies on such important issues as fabric bending and draping behaviors.

Keywords:  Plain weave; Shear deformation; Undulation geometry; Poisson's ratios

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