Automatic measurement of fabric shrinkage

Hamed Sari-Sarraf, Eric Hequet, Noureddine Abidi, Yongmei Dai, Hung Y. Chan

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The use of conventional equipment to be found in most textile laboratories is the basis of this system to automate fabric shrinkage measurement. The standard equipment needed is a PC, a colour scanner or digital camera and of course the necessary software. A camera would be used for samples larger than 20cms across. The resolution requirements of the scanner and camera are not severe at 30-40 pixels/cm. The software automatically locates four regions of interest defined as benchmarks and distinguished by actual marks, presumably laid by hand. Experiments of the system in use produced results, illustrated in graphic form, from the automatic process that gave excellent correlation with determinations made using standard methods by experienced technicians.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationTextile Topics
StatePublished - 2003


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