The Poisson Ratio and Modulus of Elastic Knitted Fabrics

Zhou Jinyun, Li Yi, Kwok Cheong Jimmy Lam, Cao Xuyong

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There is a significant Poisson effect for knitted fabric under tensile deformation. It is an important parameter for practical pattern design, numerical simulation of garment pressure distribution and garment dressing system. However, it is still difficult to measure the fabric Poisson ratio quickly and accurately. In this paper, a method for testing the elastic knitted fabric Poisson ratio and modulus was proposed based on orthotropic theory and strip biaxial tensile test. The fabric’s Poisson ratio and Young’s modulus are identified by linear regression, while the obtained values are validated by uniaxial tensile tests.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1965-1969
Number of pages5
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • elastic knitted fabric
  • elastic modulus
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • strip biaxial tensile
  • uniaxial tensile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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