4B2_0121_ MODELING REINFORCEMENT STRUCTURES IN TEXTILE AIMED AT BIOMECHANICAL PURPOSES

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Benny malengier

Ziyuan Li

Dries Reynders

Simona Vasile

Lieva Van Langenhove

Published Aug 14, 2019

Abstract

While sporting, muscles, tendons and the body in general come under extreme loads which may lead to wrong movements and injuries which impact the performance or lead to mandatory rest. As athletes often wear compression garments, we investigate how reinforcement structures such as elastic bands, yarns or fabric strips with a given pretension, or rigid structures can be added to compression garments to prevent incorrect sport movements. This paper discusses how an existing simulation tool (DySiFil) can be adapted to be able to extract supportive forces and pressures and validates the findings for the case of overextension of the fingers and the thumb.


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