Modeling

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I research full-garment modeling and how it fits into the design and manufacturing process for e-textiles. I look at material selection and fit with a particular emphasis on compression garments and e-textile integration strategies.

Some questions I'm currently exploring:

  • How does the knit structure and composition affect the electromechanical performance of e-textile interconnects? 

  • How do full-garment simulations (e.g., CLO 3D, Optitex, Browzwear) compare to FEM yarn-level and membrane simulations (e.g., ANSYS, ABACUS)?

  • How can internal fabric stress be mapped to body contact pressure for compression garments and e-textile sensors?

mechanical model, component simulation

Materials

Garment

full e-textile products, compression and stretch