Geometrical model for a newly designed three-dimensional functional rib-knitted cord

Kurbak A., SOYDAN A. S.

TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL, vol.83, no.9, pp.971-990, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0040517512461702
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-990
  • Keywords: knitted cord, tubular rib fabric, knitted loop, geometrical model, functional cord, 1 X-1 RIB, BALANCED RIB, PART III, FABRICS, CARDIGAN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A functional rib-knitted cord and the knitting machine for its production were designed having Turkish Patent Institute Applications No: 2011/00438 and No: 2011/00483 respectively. Functions such as mechanical, thermal etc. can be cultivated using the designed cord. Our interest here is to introduce this newly designed cord and to give a geometrical model for this cord. The model is created and drawn to scale by using the 3DS-Max computer graphical program. The model is the general one and can be applied to various applications of the structure of various tightness values; therefore, the direct comparison of the model with any set of experimental findings, depending on the application area of the cord, is left for the future. However, the assumptions about obtaining spirally connected loops of the model are observed to be correct, as the loop shapes are similar when we compare them with the real cord knitted as samples.