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Modelling and Designing Compression Garments with Unit Pressure Assumed for Body Circumferences of a Variable Curvature Radius

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Authors:

  • Kowalski Krzysztof
    Department of Knitting Technology, Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
  • Mielicka Elżbieta
    Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies, Textile Research Institute, Łódź, Poland
  • Kowalski Tomasz Marek
    Department of Computer Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland

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Abstract:

The paper presents a basis for modelling compression garments with the intended value of unit pressure for the body circumference of a variable curvature radius. The Laplace law, mechanical characteristic of a knitted fabric and the local curvature radius were taken into consideration in deriving dependencies on the dimensions of circumferences of knitted fabrics in a free state. The possibilities of applying 3D human body scanning techniques to determine the curvature radius of the circumference, for which the intended value of unit pressure is designed were indicated. The consequences of using Laplace law for non-circular circumferences were pointed out. The basis of modelling presented can be applied in designing compression garments supporting external treatment such as after-burn therapy and lymphadema.

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medtextiles, unit pressure, Laplace law, mechanical parameters, knitted fabrics, 3D scanning technique.

Citation:

Kowalski K, Mielicka E, Kowalski TM. Modelling and Designing Compression Garments with Unit Pressure Measured for Body Circumferences of a Variable Curvature Radius. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2012; 20, 6A(95): 98-102.

Published in issue no 6A (95) / 2012, pages 98–102.

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