Fabric objective data and algorithms to predict end-uses and tailorability


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Fabric mechanics under low stress define their behaviour in manufacturing and wear. As early as 1930 Peirce suggested correlations between fabric handle and fabric mechanical properties. Since then, there have been significant advances in fabric mechanics, their measurement, interpretation and use in predicting, modelling, and optimising products and processes.

Significant commercial value exists for such systems, which, with today's computing power, particularly on the cloud, can be easily accommodated.

This issue is trying to establish models and approaches that are industrially relevant, for the development of comprehensive expert systems based on physical properties (however measured), customer preferences, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, for the selection or recommendation of fabrics and/or textiles for specific end uses.


List of topic areas


  • Modelling and measurement of fabric mechanics, and their interpretation.  
  • Sewability and tailorability predictive models and process optimisation.
  • Low stress measurement technologies, non-linear models.
  • Prediction of end-uses.
  • Expert systems, big data for predictive systems.


Guest Editor

Professor Prasad Potluri
University of Manchester, UK
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Key Deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 24 April 2023 
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 31 August 2023