|Researcher:||Mr Stuart Gale|
|Project duration:||3 years|
|Supervisor:||Professor Wada Lewis|
|Funding body:||University of Warwick|
Recent research has shown that paterning of fabric structures can produce up to 150% stress deviation from the intended design pre-strss, depending on the accuracy of the modelling. This involves minimisation od errors associted with flattening of non-developable surafaces; a process dependent on the type of surface discretisation, choice of seam lines in the pattern (direction of cut and width of panels), and material properties.