Developing a polymeric human finger sensor to study the frictional properties of textiles Part II: Experimental results

S. S. Ramkumar, D. J. Wood, K. Fox, S. C. Harlock

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Experimental studies conducted on a set of 1 × 1 rib knitted cotton fabrics using an artificial finger friction sledge are reported in this paper. In order to better simulate the actual to-and-fro reciprocating action of a human finger on a fabric, a reciprocating sliding friction apparatus is used. The reciprocating motion is incorporated into the artificial finger sledge by a reciprocating sliding friction apparatus. Frictional characteristics of knitted fabrics are characterized by the friction parameter C. Both the loop length and yarn linear density have a direct influence on the frictional properties measured by the polymeric finger sledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-610
Number of pages5
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2003


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