A mathematical model for prediction of goniophotometric curves for single-jersey knitted fabrics

Alec Sirikasemlert, Xiaoming Tao, Rup Dhingra

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A mathematical model prediction the distribution curves of the specular reflection light (goniophotometric curves) of single-jersey knitted fabrics is proposed. The model is based on Nihira et. al.'s approach treating the knitted yarn with a two dimensional feature. Hence the relationship between yarn/fabric structure and their light reflection properties can be examined in terms of fiber refractive index, yarn/fiber cross-section, knitting angle and incident light angle. Experimental verification of the model revealed a fair agreement between the predicted and measured curves. Disagreement has mainly concentrated in the regions of the initial and end receiving angles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalSeni Kikai Gakkai Shi/Journal of the Textile Machinery Society of Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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