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Analysis of woven natural fiber fabrics prepared using self-designed handloom

Abdul Rashid, Azrin Hani and M. F., Shaari and N. S., Mohd Radzuan and M. S., Hashim and R., Ahmad and M., Mariatti (2013) Analysis of woven natural fiber fabrics prepared using self-designed handloom. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013), 1-3 July 2013, Kuantan, Pahang.


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Woven fabric as composite reinforcement structure has been profoundly investigated to be utilized in automotive, aircraft, agriculture, furniture and defense industry application. Woven fabrics are formed in particular by interlacing of yarns to form a fabric layer. This interlacing of fiber bundle offered advantages in terms of good dimensional stability and high packing density. Due to environmental issues, woven fabric sourced from natural fiber (NF) had gained greater attention. However the methods of woven preparation by means of NF yarns were found to be very limited. Most of the study is focusing on woven structure from fiber strand and it was prepared without specific device. Hence, the challenge addressed in the previous works had triggered research in designing and developing a weaving device suitable for yarns of thick and coarse natural fibers. In this research, a tabletop natural fiber weaving device was designed and fabricated which capable to weave NF yarns with different fabric degree of tightness. Fabrics characterization was analyzed and the static penetration test was conducted. Results demonstrated that fabrics with lower porosity value had greater puncture resistance and higher deflection rate at failure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: woven; natural fiber; weaving device; fabric puncture
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1300-1865 Textile industries
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 01:28
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4053
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