GHASSEMIEH, E., ACAR. M. and VERSTEEG, H.K., 2002. Microstructural analysis of non-woven fabrics using scanning electron microscopy and image processing. Part 2: application to hydroentangled fabrics. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 216 (4), pp. 211-218
The image analysis techniques developed in Part 1 to study microstructural changes in nonwoven
fabrics are applied to measure the bre orientation distribution and bre length distribution of
hydroentangled fabrics. The results are supported by strength and modulus measurements using samples
from the same fabrics. It is shown that the techniques developed can successfully be used to assess the degree
of entanglement of hydroentangled fabrics regardless of their thickness.