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Title: Textile fabric testing
Authors: Li, Y
Hu, JY
Lubos, H
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2003
Source: US Patent 6,601,457 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2003.
Abstract: A single fabric testing apparatus is capable of measuring mechanical and thermal characteristics of a specimen previously carried out in separate testing apparatuses. The single apparatus is provided with a plurality of mechanical and temperature sensors and a heatable top plate. In use, a ram moves the top plate vertically downwards to press a fabric specimen against a bottom plate. The plate is surrounded by a fixed upstanding peripheral skirt against which an outer periphery of the specimen is bent to enable shearing and bending characteristics to be measured. The bottom plate is biased upwards by a spring which is compressed until the top plate is arrested by a fixed frame member. Further downward movement of the ram enables compressibility of the specimen to be determined. A rotatable section of the top plate can be turned by a stepping motor to determine the surface friction characteristics of the specimen.
Keywords: Textile fabric testing apparatus
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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