Accession Number:

ADD020472

Title:

Crimp-Imbalanced Fabrics

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 30 Mar 2011

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Crimp-imbalanced fabric systems are accomplished by varying the levels of yarn crimp within a single fabric layer and across layers of a multi-layer fabric system. The method includes developing a crimp in the yarn utilized for producing a fabric layer by optionally pulling the yarn through a solution that substantially coats the yarn. The optionally removable coating has a thickness that ensures a proper amount of crimp in the yarn. The tension in the yarn is controlled the yarn is weaved and a crimp is applied in the yarn. Once the crimp is applied, families of the crimped yarn are utilized as a single layer or multiple layer system to increase performance attributes including enhanced energy absorption.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE