In Situ Complex Testing of Fabrics Stiffness and Properties by a Senor
The two well known systems for measuring stiffness handle of fabrics are KES-FB and FAST both consisting of four meters, whose testing principles are multiple mechanical properties through multiple tests. It is expensive, time-consuming and no in-situ. The multiple properties through single test in principle is up-to-date technology of measurement science, which is an assembled measuring technology in-situ and measure multiple functions on the same part of a sample. The corresponding apparatus was developed for measuring weight, bending, friction, tensile/shearing and compression behaviour of yarns and fabrics (CHES-FY) and also for stiffness handle evaluation. The paper just presented the bending model, and the comparisons between characteristics including bending rigidity and stiffness from the pulling-out force and distance curve and results by KES-F & FAST systems were conducted. Conclusions showed high correlations and indicates the approach by CHES-FY be feasible and accurate in measuring bending rigidity and stiffness handle.
Z. Q. Du et al., "In Situ Complex Testing of Fabrics Stiffness and Properties by a Senor", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 48-49, pp. 617-620, 2011