Computational fabric mechanics: Present status and future trends

Jinlian Hu, Jinguang Teng

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The application of advanced computer-aided design (CAD) systems in the textiles and clothing industries has great benefits: faster industry response to market demands, higher product quality, more variety and reduced production cost. The basis for the success of clothing CAD will be the ability of computers to simulate fabric behaviour. The development of this capability is the task of computational fabric mechanics. This paper provides a brief exposition of the mechanical characteristics and behaviour of fabrics, a review of existing studies in this comparatively new area and a perspective of its future developments and applications in textiles and clothing CAD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-237
Number of pages13
JournalFinite Elements in Analysis and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • General Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics


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