Fiber Orientation and Aspect Ratio Calculation Using Image AnalysisAkio Sakaguchi* and Hirokazu Kimura
Department of Advanced Textile Engineering, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, 3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano 386-8567, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sakaguchi A
Department of Advanced Textile Engineering
Faculty of Textile Science and Technology
Shinshu University, 3-15-1 Tokida
Ueda, Nagano 386-8567, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 26, 2015; Accepted Date: February 09, 2015; Published Date: March 20, 2015
Citation: Sakaguchi A, Kimura H (2015) Fiber Orientation and Aspect Ratio Calculation Using Image Analysis. J Textile Sci Eng 5:187. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000187
Copyright: © 2015 Sakaguchi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
As a preliminary study of fiber figure evaluation, the methodology of fiber orientation and aspect ratio calculation, especially that used in card webs, is discussed. To determine the fiber direction, the maximum variance method is introduced. In this method, we can derive the fiber’s main direction, which satisfies the criteria of maximum length and minimum width. Moreover, an experimental technique using image analysis is detailed. The results are consistent with the published studies. Thus, this method is viable and has a reliable theoretical background.