Engineering textiles: Integrating the design and manufacture of textile products

Y El Mogahzy 
Woodhead Publishing  November 2008  

Hardcover  560 pp  ISBN 9781845690489      £165.00
The need for manufacturers to make new products, diversify existing products and remain globally competitive is increasing. Engineering textiles: integrating the design and manufacture of textile products covers many aspects of product development and design conceptualization for both technical and traditional textiles. It also discusses several approaches to the fiber-to-fabric engineering of various textile products.

Part one discusses fiber-to-fabric engineering in the context of product development and design of fiber-based products. Part two discusses the different types of fibers, yarns and fabrics suitable for the production of traditional and function-focused textiles. Chapters include key topics such as structure, characteristics and the design of textiles. Part three concludes with a discussion of the development of specific fibre applications, ranging from traditional textile products through to technical textiles such as transport and medical applications.

Written by a highly distinguished author, this book is a pioneering guide to textile product design and development for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from engineers in all fields, including textiles, material, mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, polymer and fiber engineers. It is also suitable for textile technologists, fiber scientists and for those involved in research and development of both traditional and new-generation textile products.



  • Introduction: textile fiber-to-fabric engineering - The textile and fiber industry, past and present - The 1990s: a turning point in the textile and fiber industry - Function focus fibrous products - The move to function-focus fibrous products - Key differences between traditional and function-focus fibrous products - Fiber-to-fabric engineering - References
  • Textile engineering principles and concepts - The evolution of engineering - Engineering attributes and concepts - Conclusions - References
  • Textile product development: basic concepts and critical factors - Introduction - A simplified view of product development - The product development cycle - Business and marketing aspects related to product development - Product focus versus user focus product development - Role of research in product development - References
  • Textile product design - Product design: the core task of product development - The product design cycle - Design conceptualization - Design analysis - References
  • Textile product design conceptualization: basic elements and tools - Basic differences between design conceptualization and design analysis - General guidelines for design conceptualization - Basic tools of design conceptualization - Conclusions - References
  • Textile product design analysis and modeling - The purpose of design analysis - Textile modeling techniques - Artificial neural networks - Optimization analysis: linear programming - Problem-solving tools: genetic algorithms and simulated annealing - Modeling human judgment: fuzzy logic - Finite element analysis - Failure analysis - Reliability and survival analysis - References


  • Material selection for textile product design - Introduction - Basic steps of material selection - Material categorization - Common material categories - Basic criteria of material - Material cost - Effects of technology on material selection - Design direct versus value-impact performance characteristics - References
  • Structure, characteristics and types of fiber for textile product design - Introduction - Basic differences between fibers and other materials - Review of different fiber types - Natural fibers - Regenerated synthetic fibers - Synthetic fibers - Fibers for high-performance applications - References
  • Structure and types of yarn for textile product design - Yarn classification - Yarn specifications - Specialty yarns - Idealized yarn structure - Design-related aspects of yarn structure - Conclusions - References
  • Types of fabrics for textile product design - Introduction - Fabric classification - Yarn-based (YB) fabrics - Fiber-direct (FD) fabrics: nonwovens - Compound fabrics - References
  • Finishing processes for fibrous assemblies in textile product design - Introduction - Yarn finish - Fabric finish - Nanotechnology: finish applications - Coating and lamination - References


  • Development of traditional textile fiber products - Introduction - Performance characteristics of traditional fibrous products - Performance characteristics versus component attributes - Typical values of fabric attributes commonly considered in product development - Implementation of product development concepts for some traditional fibrous products - Denim products - Sportswear products - Thermo-physiological comfort: Basic concepts - References
  • Development of technical textile products: materials and applications - Introduction - Performance characteristics of function-focus fibrous products - Different categories of function-focus products - Materials for energy - Materials for ground transportation - Materials for aerospace - Materials for information, computers and communications - Materials for medical applications - Materials for construction - Materials for industrial applications - Materials for agriculture applications - Smart materials - Conclusions - References
  • Development of textile fiber products for transportation applications - Introduction - Developments of fabrics for airbags used in automotive safety systems - Developments of fabrics for safety seatbelts - Development of fabrics for transportation seats - References
  • Development of textile fibre products for medical and protection applications - Introduction - Fiber types used for health-related products - Fibrous structures used for health-related products - Categories of health-related products - Protective fibrous systems - References
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