Experimental study of aspect ratio on the tensile properties of an elastic fabric for making-up of pressure garments

Sau Fun Frency Ng, Chi Leung Hui, Evans John, Schofield Brian, Parkinson Michael

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The cut-and-sewn pressure garments are normally tailored made in various sizes according to the size of human body as well as the area of burn wounds. When a tubular pressure garment is cut in different length and width measurements, different aspect ratio will be occurred on the elastic fabric for making up the pressure garment. Many therapists in Hong Kong concerned that the change of aspect ratio may affect the tensile properties of the elastic fabric and ultimately will affect the skin-and-garment interface pressure for the patient. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of aspect ratio on the tensile properties of an elastic fabric. Two fabric tests were used to evaluate the performance of tensile properties of two elastic fabrics under different aspect ratio. The result of the study shows that there is non significant difference in the tensile properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2000


  • Aspect ratio
  • Pressure garments and elastic fabrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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