Woven Fabric Structure

Course ID: SH17082110255EDC01
Discipline: Engineering/Textile Science and Engineering
Registration recommendations: International undergraduate students
Prerequisites: Introduction to Textiles,Textile Materials
Lecture Hours & Credits: 48 leture hours/3 credits
Project year: 2015

College of Textiles


ZHUANG Qinliang, Associate Professor, received her Ph.D in the Department of Textile Industries, University of Leeds, UK, in 2001. Over the years she has been engaged in research on the relationship between fabric performance characters and its structures. She has been involved in several research projects including electrically conducting smart textiles, comfort performance of sports textiles, research and development of textiles with bast fibers. She has been teaching core courses of Textiles and Engineering such as "Woven Fabrics Structure", "Woven Fabric Formation" and "Digital Textile Design". She has undertaken construction and development of the textile core courses on both the city and national levels.


“Woven fabric Structure” is one of the fundamental courses for textile engineering majors. The aim of the course is to make students understand the structure of woven fabric; to learn the appearance features of various fabrics; to learn forming principles and methods of typical fabric structures. In addition, the students learn the general methods for analyzing the fabric structure of the woven fabric, and acquire the ability to use the design software into the fabric design. It lays a solid foundation for textile students to become qualified textile designers or engineers.


The main contents of this course are divided into theoretical teaching part and experimental teaching part. The content of the theory teaching includes: 1) the basic concepts about woven fabric and its composition, classification; 2) the formation principle and the loom programming for designed fabric; 3) the fundamental weaves and relevant fabrics; 4) Derivatives of fundamental weaves and relevant fabrics; 5) Combined weaves and fabric; 6) Compound weaves and fabric. The experimental teaching contents include: 1) understanding the formation principle of woven fabric on the loom; 2) fabric analysis; 3) using fabric design software for digital fabric design.

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