The Mechanical Behaviour of Single-tricot Warp-knitted Fabrics Part I: An Experimental Investigation of Knitted Fabrics of Varying Loop Geometry under Tensile Stress with Special Attention Given to Inter-yarn Friction

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Single-tricot warp-knitted structures made from polyester-fibre (PET-fibre) yarns are analysed for their geometrical properties and their uniaxial tensile behaviour. A detailed study is devoted to the inter-yarn friction in these structures, since yarn slippage is one of the effects dominating large-scale deformations of the fabrics. Both static (initiation of slippage) and sliding (ongoing slippage) friction were investigated. The results of the investigations serve as a basis for finite-element modelling (FEM), which will be treated in another paper.


  • H Stumpf
  • T Lenz
  • K Schulte
  • C-H Andersson
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  • Materials Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-224
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes