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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Seni Kikai Gakkai Shi/Journal of the Textile Machinery Society of Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Polymers and Plastics