The focus is on simulation methods that enable efficient predictions of the behavior of woven and knit textiles. Important parameters to be considered are
- the mechanical attributes of the individual weaving yarns
- and a suitable description of the mesh geometry.
Challenge Coefficients of Friction between Yarn Types
While the elongation properties of the individual fibers can be quite easily determined experimentally, determining the coefficients of friction between the various fiber types requires a much greater effort. The necessary fiber parameters are usually defined by suitably equipped experimental textile institutes and then provided to ITWM.