"Development of spatial double-layer woven fabrics using Lithuanian folk textile motifs and investigation of their properties" Doctoral Thesis

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00
Dissertation Defence Hall (K. Donelaičio St. 73- 403 room)

Author, Institution: Liucina Kot, Kaunas University of Technology

Science Area, Field of Science: Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08T

Summary of the Doctoral Thesis: Summary

Scientific Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08 T).

Dissertation Defence Board of the Materials Engineering Science Field:
Prof. Dr. Salvinija PETRULYTĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08T) – chairperson;
Prof. Dr. Habil. Silvija KUKLE (Riga Technical University, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08T);
Dr. Remo MERIJS MERI (Riga Technical University, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08T);
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daiva MIKUČIONIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08T);
Prof. Dr. Rimvydas MILAŠIUS (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Materials Engineering – 08T).

The Doctoral Dissertation is available on the internet and at the library of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Donelaičio St. 20, Kaunas)

Annotation:
Double-layered fabric is composed of two warp and two weft systems which are interconnected to each other in a specific manner. Specific weaving machine construction, new chemical and mechanical finishing options enabled us to develop, produce and install specific relief double-layered spatial fabrics that reflect the latest trends in textiles. Made fabrics combines classic traditional Lithuanian textile patterns and ornamentation features recommended and actual in the trend of recent year with new suggested spatial double-layered fabric structure. The investigation covers the fabric quality forecasting. Double-layered spatial fabrics’ mechanical properties are one of the most important characteristics that determine the value of consumer products; the fabric longevity, durability depends on product strength, elasticity. Double-layered fabric wear is evaluated by fabric’s abrasion resistance. Textile finishing really changes the appearance and properties of fabrics – the fabric becomes softer, fluffier, more recovers after finishing. Grey double-layered fabrics can be used for home, decorative textiles due to its smooth and rigid surface and fabrics after finishing can be used for clothing manufacturing industry due to its softness and friability. Set mathematical relationships let to forecast indicators on which the production of high-quality spatial double-layered fabrics was developed and implemented.