A simulation model of electrical resistance applied in designing conductive woven fabrics

Yuanfang Zhao, Jiahui Tong, Chenxiao Yang, Yeuk Fei Chan, Li Li

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    Numerous studies have performed analyses of knitted fabric integrating conductive yarn in textile-based electronic circuits, some of which established simulative models such as the resistive network model for knitting stitches. Compared to conductive knitted fabrics, limited studies have been presented regarding the resistive theoretical model of conductive woven fabric. In this paper, a simulation model was derived to compute the resistance of conductive woven fabric in terms of the following fabric parameters: structure, density and conductive yarn arrangement. The results revealed that the model is well fitted (P value < 0.01) and can predict the resistance of woven fabrics, which makes it possible to estimate the fabric parameters and thus to meet the required resistance. Based on this model, thermal conductive woven fabric with maximum energy management and cost control can be efficiently designed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1688-1700
    Number of pages13
    JournalTextile Research Journal
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


    • conductive properties
    • conductive woven fabric
    • electrical resistance
    • electronics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Polymers and Plastics


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