Textileengineering New Findings | Peer Reviewed Journals

Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
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Textileengineering New Findings

Textile fabrics; geometrical principles applicable to the design of functional fabrics; and the plasticity behavior of fibers. The significant contribution of Peirce to the field inspired many great scientists in the latter years including Hearle and Morton who wrote a book on the physical properties of textile fibers [16] published in 1962. This book still represents a reference cited by numerous textile and fiber scientists around the world. Another book published in 1969 by Hearle, Grosberg, and Stanley Backer of MIT titled Structural Mechanics of Fibers, Yarns, and Fabric [17] dealt with many fundamental aspects of the mechanics of flexible fiber structures. John Hearle then went on to contribute immensely to the area of textile mechanics [18–21] from the early 1960s until his death in 2016 at the age of 90.Sueo Kawabata (1931–2001) of Kyoto University, Japan, is another distinguished scientist in the textile field who contributed significantly to the research on solid mechanics of polymeric materials, including rubber, composites, and fibrous materials. In the 1970s, he developed his own system of fabric evaluation, known as Kawabata Evaluation System (KES) [22, 23]. This system was used in many research laboratories around the world to test fabric tensile and shear