The aim of this thesis is to investigate the possibility of using a commercial finite element
analysis (FEA) package to assemble technical apparel from its constitutive pattern pieces. The potential to predict the form and functionality of an assembled garment without the need to create a physical prototype is attractive to pattern engineers and others involved in the design
and development of technical apparel. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.