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Title: Electrical textile sensors for repeated large deformation : structures and electromechanical properties
Authors: Tao, X 
Keywords: Electrically conductive
Large deformation
Strain sensor
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Source: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2009, v. 7375, 73754H How to cite?
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering 
Abstract: This paper presents a systematic study of various fibrous structures that exhibit excellent strain/force sensing properties for repeated large deformation (up to 50% or more). The multiple-scaled investigation has been conducted with fibers, yarns and fabrics made from intrinsic electrically conductive materials or coated with conductive polymers or composites. The structures and electrical conductivity of these fibrous assemblies during large deformation have been characterized by various experimental techniques. Several challenges of using textiles as strain sensors and solutions to various problems are discussed. A theoretical analysis of knitted fabric strain sensors is presented to link the fiber properties and fabric structure with the electrical conductivity of the sensors as a function of strain/force.
Description: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, ICEM 2008, Nanjing, 8 November 2008
ISSN: 0277-786X
EISSN: 1996-756X
DOI: 10.1117/12.839307
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