Weaving as a subject is an integral part of any textile engineering/technology program, the others being fibre manufacturing, yarn manufacturing and textile chemical processing. This book amalgamates both the compartments (preparatory processes and the loom mechanism) of weaving technology and presents a holistic picture. The machine descriptions are presented from the viewpoint of principles and no attempt has been made to make them exhaustive by incorporating various models or variants. The mathematical relations among various parameters have been derived starting from the first principles and each chapter concludes with solved numerical examples.
Table of Contents
Introduction to fabric manufacturing. Yarn winding. Warping. Yarn sizing. Simple weave designs. Shedding. Picking in shuttle loom. Picking in shuttleless loom. Beat-up. Secondary and Auxiliary Motions.
Abhijit Majumdar obtained bachelor's degree from Calcutta University in 1995 with first class first position in Textile Technology program. He acquired master's degree in Textile Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1997 and doctorate in Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in 2006. He also holds an M.B.A. degree from IIT Delhi with specialization in Operations Management.
He has worked in industries like Voltas Limited and Vardhman Group before joining academia. He taught in Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Berhampore, West Bengal, India, between 1999 and 2007. He joined IIT Delhi as Assistant Professor in 2007. At present, he is working as Associate Professor in textile engineering group. His research areas include protective textiles, soft computing applications and operations and supply chain management. He has completed three research projects funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. He has published 70 research papers in international refereed journals and guided four Ph.D. students. He has edited two books published by Woodhead Publisher, U. K. and authored one monograph (Textile Progress) published by Taylor and Francis.
He is the associate editor of Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) Series E (Chemical and Textile Engineering) published by Springer. He is a recipient of Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship of IIT Delhi (2009-2014) and Teaching Excellence Award (2015) of IIT Delhi.