Modelling tearing behavior of durable press finished woven fabric

R. H. Yang, T. Hua, Chi Wai Kan

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Tearing strength is one of the most important and critical properties related to durable press finished cotton woven fabric. In the past, modelling of tearing strength of cotton woven fabrics was based on untreated cotton woven fabric but not in durable pressed finished fabric. In this paper, a mathematical model was established to demonstrate the tearing strength mechanism of durable press finished cotton woven fabrics by dimensional analysis based on yarn diameter, cover factor, Young's modulus and fabric elongation. The proposed model agreed well with experimental results and the proposed model can be used for optimizing durable press finishing process of cotton woven fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1386-1390
Number of pages5
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Cotton woven fabric
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Durable press
  • Model
  • Tearing strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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