Single parameter model of minimal surface construction for dynamic garment pattern design

Keng Po Roger Ng, W. Yu, L.F. Cheung

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Dynamic ease allowance is the amount of spacing between the garment and the wearer that is required to allow the wearer to performance certain posture. Without sufficient dynamic ease allowance, the motion of the wearer will be restricted. In this article, the authors present a single parameter model, which aims at calculating the minimal surface needed for performing some required postures. In this model, the boundary conditions are imposed at the wrist and waist. An additional collocation condition is imposed at the armhole. The minimal surface must pass through both end points (wrist and waist) and the collocation point (armhole). The formulation will be presented and compared with physical data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IMACS : Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, Vols 1 and 2
PublisherPress of Tsinghua University
Number of pages5
Volume1 & 2
ISBN (Print)9787302139225
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIMACS Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (CESA 2006) - Beijing, China
Duration: 4 Oct 20066 Oct 2006


ConferenceIMACS Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (CESA 2006)


  • Minimal surface
  • Garment pattern design

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