Characterization about the shape memory behaviour of woven fabrics

Jinlian Hu, Siuping Chung, Yuenkei li

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In this article, a characterizing method is established for evaluating the shape memory behaviour in fabrics. Shape memory polymers with different recipes are used to finish woven cotton fabrics. In order to evaluate thermo-sensitivity of shape memory fabrics, shape memory angle was measured when the fabrics are immersed in hot water. Difference between wrinkle recovery angle and shape memory angle is distinguished. Moreover, a shape memory coefficient is defined to indicate the shape memory behaviour in fabrics. The efficacy of the evaluation methods is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-319
Number of pages19
JournalTransactions of the Institute of Measurement & Control
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • shape memory behaviour
  • shape memory coefficient
  • shape memory polymers
  • thermo-sensitivity
  • woven fabrics
  • wrinkle recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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