The Effect of Fabric Movement on Wrinkle Recovery in a Clothing Care System

Dongjoo Yu, Juhee Yoon, Sang Wook Lee, Changsang Yun

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of fabric movement on wrinkle recovery in a clothing care system and to propose an algorithm to improve wrinkle removal performance by adjusting fabric movements. With an increase in the reciprocating speed of the movement system, the number and amplitude of curves on the fabric also increased. This allowed the fabric to be applied to a larger tension, resulting in better wrinkle removal performance at higher speeds. However, even at high reciprocating speeds, wrinkles could not be removed effectively because of nodes at a few specific locations. Based on the results of fabric movement and wrinkle recovery, a complex movement algorithm was proposed with a mixture of various reciprocation speeds. It showed a 41%p (24%>65%) improvement of wrinkle recovery when compared with the conventional algorithm that showed simple fabric movement at 180 rpm. This was because the positions of nodes and antinodes changed continuously and the force by the reciprocating motion could be applied evenly to the fabric.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-345
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Clothing care system
  • Fabric movement
  • Node and antinode
  • Reciprocating motion
  • Wrinkle recovery;


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