An Evaluation of Drapeability of Jute Fabric
Abstract: From the very inception of the Indian Jute Industry, jute fiber has proved its superiority over other fibers particularly in the area of packaging for food grains, in terms of its functionality and reusability due to its considerable tensile strength, low extensibility, and good dimensional stability, which is obviously the natural choice for packaging. One of the growing alternatives in today’s context is the emergence of technical textiles made out of natural fibers which includes geotextile products for geotechnical applications, agrotextile products as well as other such relevant areas. Jute geotextile can certainly be considered as a potential aspirant replacing majority of today’s popular synthetic products which are posing severe threats to our environment thereby adversely affecting the eco-congruity. During the application of jute fabrics of different types at the sites and even in designing garments in the Apparel Sector, it has been observed that the ability of the fabric to assume a graceful a...
"An Evaluation of Drapeability of Ju..." refers background in this paper
...In later work, Cusick (Cusick 1965) used statistical evidence to prove that fabric drape involves curvature in more than one direction, and that the deformation depends on both shear stiffness and bending length....
...In Cusick’s original work, he measured the drape coefficient, bending length, and shear stiffness....
...Hence, drapeability of a fabric refers to the manner in which the fabric falls, shapes, gathers, or flows with gravity on the model form or human body, as well as on furniture and wall hangings, when only part of it is directly supported (Cusick 1968, Gan 1995, Postle 1992)....
...Chu et al. (Chu 1950) and Cusick (Cusick 1961) made a great contribution to the practical determination of this fabric property by measuring three-dimensional draping....