A New Analysis Method for the Drape Shape of Fabric

Chie Muraki Asano
Yasuda Women’s University, Japan

Akira Asano
Kansai University, Japan

Mitsuji Muneyasu
Kansai University, Japan

Takako Fujimoto
Hokkaido University of Education, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:68, s. 811-819

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


A new method of the analysis of drape-ability of fabrics using Fourier descriptor is proposed. Drape-ability is conventionally evaluated by measuring the drape coefficient related to mechanical property of fabrics. However; it was pointed out that the visual appearance of drapes was not always related to the drape coefficient. Recently; a method of the direct characterization of the visual appearance of drapes using Fourier power spectrum was proposed. In this paper; it is proposed that the G-type Fourier descriptor; which is an expansion of a closed curve to a Fourier series; is employed for drape analysis. The proposed method achieves not only the characterization of drapes but also the circular abbreviation of drape shapes and selective reconstruction of vibrations based on their frequencies.


Drape analysis; image processing; Fourier descriptor


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