In the second part of the thesis, the problem of bending stiffness of fabric-based electrical circuits is addressed. A theoretical model that explains the effect of incorporating finite number of rigid threads in a fabric, in the warp and weft directions, along with flexible threads on the bending rigidity of the fabric is presented. The theoretical models are then compared with experimental measurements. An elastica-based theoretical model is developed and applied to fabrics containing multiple welded, fused, or soldered interconnects at the crossover point.2.2 Research in the development of fabric based circuits and devices 2.2.1 Fabric -based circuits and circuit boards Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are used in the formation of most modern electronic products and devices. Conventional printed anbsp;...
|Title||:||Development of Robust Fiber Optic Sensors Suitable for Incorporation Into Textiles, and a Mechanical Analysis of Electronic Textile Circuits|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|