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Optimization and decision making are integral parts of any manufacturing process and management system. The objective of this book is to demonstrate the confluence of theory and applications of various types of multi-criteria decision making and optimization techniques with reference to textile manufacturing and management. Divided into twelve chapters, it discusses various multi-criteria decision-making methods such as AHP, TOPSIS, ELECTRE, and optimization techniques like linear programming, fuzzy linear programming, quadratic programming, in textile domain. Multi-objective optimization problems have been dealt with two approaches, namely desirability function and evolutionary algorithm. Key Features Exclusive title covering textiles and soft computing fields including optimization and decision making Discusses concepts of traditional and non-traditional optimization methods with textile examples Explores pertinent single-objective and multi-objective optimizations Provides MATLAB coding in the Appendix to solve various types of multi-criteria decision making and optimization problems Includes examples and case studies related to textile engineering and management
Bio-composites have seen a gradual grow in recent years over conventional polymer composites due to the fact that these are lesser or non-harmful to the environment depending on its constituents. This book covers various dimensions of bio-composites. It includes discussion on constituents of bio-composites, fabrication techniques, application, characterization and other aspects. It also covers various aspects in the field of research and development of bio-composites. The book is supportive for researchers, technologist and academicians working in the field of bio-composites.
Covers a wide range of techniques in the silk reeling industry. Details are given on the handling of fresh cocoons, drying and storage of cocoons, cocoon boiling and reeling, raw silk-reeling and finishing, water quantity and quality, utilisation of by-products and maintenance of the machinery used. An appendix illustrates the silkworm processes from larva to final production of silk.
This book details a system of theoretically derived inherent laws of fibrous assemblies. It includes original results of theoretical research carried out on fibrous assemblies. Chapters of this book are started with definitions, terminologies and fundamental relations. The author begins with basic and simple discussions and gradually develops sophisticated formmulations. The book provides a roadmap that can be used to develop understanding of the fibrous assemblies.
The book discusses various statistical methods and techniques which are useful for the study and analysis of textile data.
For several thousand years, all dyes were of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, and many ancient civilizations possessed excellent dye technologies. The first synthetic dye was produced in 1856, and the use of traditional dyes declined rapidly thereafter. By 1915 few non-synthetics were used by industry or craftspeople. The craft revivals of the 1920s explored traditional methods of natural dyeing to some extent, particularly with wool, although the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dye manuals, which recorded the older processes, remained largely forgotten. In The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, J. N. Liles consolidates the lore of the older dyers with his own first-hand experience to produce both a history of natural dyes and a practical manual for using pre-synthetic era processes on all the natural fibers--cotton, linen, silk, and wool. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. In subsequent chapters, Liles summarizes the traditional dye methods available for each major color group. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients--flowers, weeds, insects, wood, minerals--prepare the dyevat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades. The book will appeal not only to beginning and veteran dyers but to students of restorations and reconstruction as well as to craftspeople--spinners, quilters, weavers, knitters, and other textile artists--interested in natural dyes for their beauty and historical authenticity.
Persian blue, pomegranate flower, spiny lobster, wine soup, pale flesh, dove breast, golden wax, grass green, green sand, rotten olive, modest plum, agate, rich French gray, gunpowder of the English...these are just some of the colour names of old fabric to fire the imagination. The Dyer's Handbook concerns a unique manuscript from the eighteenth century; a dyers memoirs from Languedoc, containing recipes for dyes with corresponding colour samples. It is an exceptional document, hugely rare and of great significance not only to textile historians but dyers and colourists today, as thanks to the information in the manuscript the colours can be reproduced exactly, with the same ingredients, or reproduced using modern techniques by matching the colour samples. To the English translation of the text, together with facsimile pages reproduced in colour from the original manuscript, are added essays meant to situate it in its historical, economic and technological contexts. For those historians who have long been fascinated by the change in scale and the amount of innovation that occurred in woollen cloth production in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, The Dyer's Handbook brings first-hand insight into the daily preoccupations and tasks of a key actor in the success story of the Languedocian broadcloth production specially devised for export to the Levant. Even non-specialists may be interested in understanding the clever management and technical organisation that made it possible for the author to produce, dye, finish, pack and export up to 1,375 pieces of superfine broadcloth per year, representing nearly 51 km of cloth.
Das Buch stellt den Abschlussbericht zumVerbundprojekt KonText vor. Das wesentliche Anliegen des Verbundprojektes war die Reduzierung der Kosten von FVK-Bauteilen durch die Bereitstellung eines textilen Fertigungsprozesses und die nachfolgende Herstellung kraftflussgerechter thermoplastischer Faserverbundbauteile. Hierzu wurde die gesamte Prozesskette von der C-Faser-Optimierung, uber die Fertigungs- und Struktursimulation von kraftflussgerechten Textilien sowie Anlagenentwicklung und -erprobung bis zur Herstellung der Bauteile mittels klassischer Grossserientechnik Umformen bereitgestellt. Das Verbundprojekt wurde im Rahmen der ForschungsCampus Initiative Open Hybrid LabFactory durchgefuhrt.
This book highlights novel applications of innovative fabrics in the design of an interlayer between the scalp and the helmet lining of motorcycle helmets to control the temperature inside the helmet. It examines various fibre microstructure configurations and fibre treatments in terms of their ability to assist in the dissipation of heat from the scalp. The findings presented here will be of considerable benefit to motorcyclists in South East Asia and other tropical regions.
The book explores the state of the art in the mechanics of fibrous media, providing an overview of the theoretical, modelling and practical aspects of designing and working with these materials. It also describes the advanced methods needed to handle their specific features, including the mechanics of generalized continua, dedicated homogenization methods and computational techniques, and presents applications of fibrous media to diverse fields and over a broad spectrum of scales, ranging from aeronautics to biomechanics.
This book examines the environmental footprints of recycled polyesters, highlighting the benefits and impact of recycling polyester waste and preparing it to replace virgin polyester in the raw material stage. It also discusses the importance of recycled polyester as a sustainable raw material in textile production.
This volume contains select papers presented during the Functional Textiles and Clothing Conference 2018. The book covers the recent scientific developments, cutting edge technologies, innovations, trends, challenges and opportunities in the field of functional and smart textiles and clothing. The contents of this volume will be of interest to researchers, professional engineers, entrepreneurs, and market stakeholders interested in functional textiles and clothing.