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Table Of Contents
Textile Fabrics: An Overview A Brief Outline of Various Fabric Formation Systems Weaving System Knitting System Braiding System Netting and Lacing Systems Nonwoven Systems Yarn Winding Objectives Package Build Unwinding Behavior Precision and Random Winding Features of a Modern Surface-Driven Cone-Winding Machine Warping Objective Warping Systems Elements of Warping Systems Further Reading Yarn Sizing Objective Importance of Sizing Sizing Material Sizing Machine Special Sizing Systems Reference Further Reading Basic Weaves and the Process of Drawing In Basic Concepts Identification of Warp and Weft Introduction to the Basic Weaves Repeat and Shift Drafting and Lifting Methods of Generating Weaves Transformation Methods of Fabric Weave Design Process of Drawing In References Further Reading Appendix Primary and Secondary Motions of a Weaving Loom Basic Machine Elements Principles of Shedding Principle of Shuttle Picking Beating Up Principles of Take Up Principles of Let Off References Further Reading Developments in Shedding Motions Limitations of Shedding Tappet Functional Principles of Dobby Functional Principles of Jacquard New Generation (Electronic) Jacquards New Concepts of Jacquard Shedding Next-Generation Shedding Systems References Further Reading Developments in Weft Insertion Systems Drawbacks of a Conventional System Basic Principle of the Unconventional System Functional Principles of Shuttleless Weft Insertion Systems References Further Reading Appendix Features of Modern Shuttleless Weaving Systems Machine Drive and Power Consumption Drive to Sley Fabric Selvedge Productivity and Fabric Quality Application of Electronics Application of Composite Materials QSC and Automation in Drawing-In Preparatory Process Noise Generation Techno-Economics Nonconventional Weaving Systems Multiphase Weaving Narrow Fabric Weaving References Formation of Weft-Knitted Fabrics Introduction Basic Concepts Process of Loop Formation Basic Weft Knits Conventions for Representation of Weft-Knitted Stitches Systems of the Basic Weft-Knitting Machines Sequence of Loop Formation Guidelines on Control of the Knitting Process Relationship between Geometry and Properties of a Loop References Further Reading Appendix Formation of Warp-Knitted Fabrics Warp-Knitting Machines Basic Warp Knits Sequence of Loop Formation Shogging Motion of Guide Bars Some Important Warp Knits Comparison of Warp-Knitting Process Vis-a-Vis OtherYarn-to-Fabric Conversion Processes Further Reading Formation of Braids Introduction Geometry of Tubular Braids Elements of a Tubular Braiding Machine Differences between Flat and Tubular Braid Limitations of Braiding Systems References Formation of Nonwoven Fabrics Introduction Classification Fibers in Nonwoven Fabrics Web Formation from Fibers Web Formation from Polymer Chips Reinforcement of Web References Further Reading Formation of Triaxial and Multiaxial 2-D and 3-D Fabrics Introduction Triaxial Fabric Multiaxial Fabrics Three-Dimensional Fabrics Key Technological Concerns for 3-D Fabric-FormationSystems References Further Reading Index
Prabir Kumar Banerjee obtained his bachelor's degree in textile technology from the College of Textile Technology, Serampore, West Bengal in 1966; master's degree in textile engineering from IIT Delhi in 1973; and doctorate from the erstwhile TH, Karl-Marx-Stadt of GDR in 1979. He has guided nine PhD students, published 36 papers in refereed journals, developed eight new products and processes, and holds three patents. He is a recipient of the lifetime contribution award from the International Geosynthetics Society (Delhi Chapter) and the Central Board of Irrigation and Power of India for contribution to the growth of geosynthetics in India.