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Course: Process Parameters of Knitwear Production
Teachers in charge Ph. D. Zlatko Vrljičak, Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification oral exam, seminar
Precondition for testing Passed exams from the previous year.
Lecture type lectures, seminars, practice
Exercise type audio practice, laboratory practice, seminars
Subject content Needle forces in loop formation. Needle loads in the knitting process. Relationship between the force of thread feeding to the knitting needle and the force of fabric takedown. Measurement of tensile and pressure forces of the latch needle in loop formation. Yarn feeding mechanisms. Yarn tension in knitting. Knited fabric geometry. Main charakteristics of the knit structure and methods of their calculation. Forces in knitting zone in relative knitting technique. Simulation of the knitting process at the computer.
Aim of course Students familiarize themselves with various parameters in the production of knitted fabrics. After passing the exam the student is expected to construct a new product using different scientific methods. The new product should be acceptable on the market.
Literature necessary for course Weber P.-K. und Weber M.: Wirkerei und Strickerei, Deutsche Fachverlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 2004.
Spencer D.J.: Knitting Technology, pergamon Press, London.
Garbaruk A. S.: Proektirovanie trikotažnih mašin, Legkaja industrija, Moskva 1992.
Published articles: Tekstil - Zagreb, Tekstilec - Ljubljana
Published articles: Melliandtextilberichte - Germany, Textile Res. Journal - USA, Journal of Textile Institute - England
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