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  • Textile DNA – Combining hierarchical principles with weaving methodologies for the creation of a new generation of responsive woven materials.

Tandler, Lynn, 2014, Conference or Workshop, Textile DNA – Combining hierarchical principles with weaving methodologies for the creation of a new generation of responsive woven materials. at Northumbria Research Conference 2014, Newcastle, UK, 22 May 2014.

Abstract or Description:

All textile systems are based on the principles of structural hierarchy, meaning that the elements within the textile system themselves have structures. Hierarchical material systems are defined by various levels of organisation and the criteria used to link those levels together.
Understanding the effects of hierarchical structure can guide the exploration of new materials with physical properties, which are tailored for specific applications (Lakes, 1993).

In light of this I seek to create a map of the various textile elements that are relevant for the potential assemblies of woven textile systems. This map, referred to as 'Textile DNA' (work in progress), will present itself in the form of an assistive design tool that will enable educated decision making throughout the design process of woven textiles. Such a mapping reveals four predominant layers of hierarchy, which is governed by material structure and scale. These are: (i) chemistry = polymers, (ii) processing technology = fibres, (iii) mechanical engineering = yarns, (iv) design = fabric structures.

The current stage of my research is the exploration and investigations of novel reversible weave structures, which enable two mechanical operating conditions. This experimental design process is focusing not only on materials' properties but also on the way in which those are put together into dynamic textile systems.

Subjects: Other > Engineering > H900 Others in Engineering
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design > W231 Textile Design
School or Centre: School of Material
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2017 20:21
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2017 20:21
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3109

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