(Received 28 December 1990; accepted 8 January 1993)
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This paper is concerned with the effect of abrasion on the compressional properties of different woves textile fabrics. The abrasive wear was induced using an Accelerator under wet and damp conditions and measured via mass loss. The compressional properties, i.e., compression and compressibility, were determined under comparable experimental conditions on an Instron Tensile Tester. Changes in the compressional properties of the fabrics caused by increments of pressure in the Instron were noted. The relationship between the compressional properties and such physical properties as mass, thickness, density, and specific volume of the fabrics before abrasion is also reported. The damp-abraded fabrics showed higher percentage increase or decrease difference in fabric compressional properties at given incremeats of pressure than the wet-abraded fabrics when compared to the unabraded fabrics.
Associate professor and department head, Polymer and Textile Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,
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