Stepwise regression studies on fabric mechanical blocks in wool/wool blend fabrics

Kwok Cheong Jimmy Lam, Ron Postle

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The stepwise regression analysis identified two mechanical blocks (from a total of six) that are needed to explain 99% of total hand value for winter suit fabrics in terms of fabric smoothness/sleekness and fullness/ softness. These two fabric mechanical blocks are surface and compression properties. For summer suit fabrics, three mechanical blocks, namely, surface properties, tensile properties and bending properties, are sufficient to explain the primary hand values of crispness, hardness and fullness/softness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2007


  • Fabric mechanical blocks
  • Hand value
  • Stepwise regression analysis
  • Suiting fabrics
  • Wool and wool/blend fabrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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