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

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

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic research


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
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of information and computing science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Garment pattern design
  • Minimal surface
  • Dynamic ease

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