Digital technology and modeling for fabric structures

George Baciu, E. Zheng, Jinlian Hu

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Garment texture and appearance are largely determined by the fabric geometry and yarn interlacing structure. The possibility of determining the yarn interlacing and weave parameters to obtain the desired realistic appearance and properties of fabric is still an open challenge in modern textile research. The purpose of this chapter is to reveal the mathematical description for fabric structure. Techniques to describe weave patterns are proposed based on the yarn interlacing rules, i.e. fabric structures. Definitions and theoretical models for identifying pattern orientations in weave pattern comparison and design are discussed and examined in this chapter, which would improve the efficiency and accuracy of pattern classification and matching in the textile design industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Technology for Textiles and Apparel
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781845697297
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • Digital technology
  • Fabric structure
  • Pattern description
  • Weave pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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