Inclusion of Fabric Properties in the Design of Electronic Textiles
Quirk, Meghan M
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This thesis considers the impact of fabric properties on the electronic textile (e-textile) design process. Specifically, properties such as weave pattern, drape, tinsel wire placement and weight are evaluated as physical aspects of an e-textile system within an expanded design flow and fabric synthesis. A textile's physical properties are important for creating e-textiles that look and feel like normal clothing and thus are truly wearable. A more detailed assessment of the weave of an e-textile and its effect on the electrical resistance of networks of uninsulated conductive fibers is also considered in both single weaves and complex pocket double weaves.
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