Modelling of two-component yarns part I: The compressibility of yarns

R. J. Harwood, S. A. Grishanov, S. V. Lomov, T. Cassidy

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This paper considers the compression properties of yarns. A model is proposed which predicts the behaviour of yarns in compression; the model takes account of the structural characteristics of yarns and the finite dimensions of fibres. A device is described which has been successfully used to measure the effects of compression forces on the dimensions of yarn cross-sections. A comparison between the theoretical behaviour of yarns and experimental results demonstrates the good predictive ability of the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

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