Prediction of woven fabric properties using software protkatex

Brigita Kolčavová Sirková 1  and Iva Mertová 1
  • 1 Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Department of Textile Technologies, Liberec, Czech Republic Studentská 2, 461 17 Liberec 1


Fabric properties and fabric structure prediction are important in each industry domain. Generally all professional CAD packages for woven textiles system will be able to achieve basic fabric simulation and production output. A good CAD system should enable you to create design (dobby and jacquard woven fabric) ideas quickly and easily to enhance the way you work. The differences among competing systems fall mainly into the following categories: ease of use; speed of operation; flexibility of operation; advanced features; technical support; and ongoing software development. Computer simulation or prediction is oriented on standard woven fabrics, technical textiles, and composites. This article focuses on the presentation of software ProTkaTex and its use in the prediction of woven fabric properties. The software implements a generalized description of the internal structure of woven fabric on the unit cell level, integrated with mathematical models of the fabric relaxed state. User can calculate selected mechanical and end-use properties of dobby and jacquard woven fabric as well as can evaluate fabric behavior before real weaving. The major challenge is to develop software that industry will use in design centers for creation and development of new fabric structures for technical as well as clothing application.

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