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A STUDY DETERMINING PRESSURE OF TIGHT-FIT CLOTHING ON HUMAN BODY BY EXPERIMENTAL MEASURING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIOL METHOD

Author(s):
Phan Thanh Thao†*, & Nguyen Quoc Toan‡

Affiliation(s):
†School of Textile – Leather and Fashion, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

‡Falculty of Textile and Fashion, University of Economic and Technical Industries, Vietnam

*Corresponding Author Email: thao.phanthanh@hust.edu.vn

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Clothing pressure on the human body is a very important factor to assess the fit and comfort in designing tight-fit clothing such as medical orthopedics, orthopedic aesthetic and sportswear. The content of this study presents the experimental method measuring the pressure of tight-fit clothing on human body at two typical positions of waist and buttock using pressure measuring device manufactured by the author group and simultaneously compares with the results of determining pressure by simulation method. In this study, we have used 3D models to simulate the shape, size and structure of young women recreated from CT scans. The model consists of three main components: skin, bone and soft tissue, in which bones are assumed to be absolute hard materials, skin and soft tissue are considered as homogeneous linear elastic materials, the textile fabric is considered as elasticity with planar anisotropic hardening law. The finite element method and computational software ABAQUS/Explicit were applied to simulate calculating the pressure of tight-fit clothing on human body at two typical positions of waist and buttock. The research results show that the error between the experimental method and the calculation simulation is smaller than 15%. The research results can be used to predict, analyse and determine pressure of tight-fit cloth on human body in order to design products meeting comfort conditions in use.