Department of Weaving

Weaving Department is an independent department that focuses its activities on the training of fabric engineers. Every effort is made to equip students with ample knowledge of fabric manufacturing techniques. The teaching activities are carried out by well-qualified and dedicated faculty members. The department is equipped with a full range of weaving machines. Students are given extensive practical training to augment their theoretical knowledge. Regular visits to the fabric manufacturing units are organized to familiarize the students with the industrial environment and to get first hand feel of the industry. The department provides testing and consultancy services to the industry in addition to the normal teaching assignments. Research and development projects are also carried out for different sectors of textile industry.

Mission Statement

To educate our graduates with the required competence of process optimization, research and product development and industrial management in the field of fabric manufacturing, so that they can participate in the social, moral and economic development of our nation through academics, research and technological innovations.

Chairman Message

It is indeed a matter of immense honor for me to lead, as Chairman Weaving department, of my very own alma mater. It is certainly God Almighty’s graciousness that enabled me to serve mother of textile institutes. So on the behalf of my team I cordially welcome you to the Weaving department.

The very motto of our department is to provide quality education. The process of learning is extremely important in life. What you learn, how you learn and where you learn play a crucial role in developing ones intellectual capability, besides career. Grounded in our commitment to engineering education innovation and interdisciplinary research, we offer our students a rich educational experience, an experience that combines intellectual rigor and cross-disciplinary breadth in a organized, student-centered environment. The Department of Weaving is distinctively positioned to educate the technological leaders of tomorrow. In our creative and attractive curriculum, we strive to assimilate the latest developments in machine, product, and manufacturing beside focusing advance and technical textiles. We have excellent infrastructure, teaching faculty of the best kind which ensures quality education. Our close collaborations with Industry and other universities create a wealth of research options. Thus we are confident that our engineers will emerge as assets not only to this institution and to the organization they belong but also to the country at large.

Being fully aware of the legacy and rich portfolio of the university, which brings in tremendous contentment, I am fully cognizant of the vision that a leader in my capacity must possess in order to enable the students, faculty and staff to pursue an even more ambitious and innovative agenda. In my efforts to further the image of the department and hence of the institute, I have chalked out my areas of priority focus, expanding on the postgraduate studies, augmenting solution-oriented research, revitalizing the international academic and industry linkages. Through my concerted efforts towards these aspects and with the continuing support of my faculty, we shall continue creating an environment for our students that inspires them to discover their engineering potential.

Thanks to the efforts of our researchers and teachers, and our students too, we will continue to play a leading role in our discipline, both nationally and internationally. Insha ALLAH.

Department of Weaving offers following dregree programs.

  1. B.Sc Textile Engineering (With specialization in) Weaving

Focus Area’s 

Textile Composite Materials
Dr. Yasir Nawab and Mr. Khubab Shaker

The weaving department is focusing on the use of natural fibers as reinforcement for the composite materials. The research is a unique combination of experimentation and the simulation techniques. The main areas of research include:

  • Bioactive natural fiber composites
  • Hydrophobic natural fiber composites
  • Self-healing composites
  • 3D shaped composites
  • Fibrous waste composites

The future plans of research include:

  • Composites for ballistic applications
  • Fluid flow through reinforcement
  • Shape distortion in composites
  • Wind turbine blades of composite material
  • Recycling of thermoplastic composites

Smart Textiles
Dr. Talha Hamdani

The smart textiles (electro-textiles) is helping the existing and conventional electronics to improve their physical flexibility and integration of interconnections to the electronic interface. The vision of Smart Textile is to develop textile based sensors and actuators that can interact with the real world by combining smart materials and integration of electronics into textile substrates. The smart textiles offer multifunctional properties such as conducting electricity, illumination, sensing and responding to environment as per requirements. Smart textiles cover a wide range of applications including health monitoring, protection & safety, military, sportswear, automotive & entertainment applications. Here, at National Textile University, we are working to enhance capabilities of textile materials (fibre, yarn, woven and nonwoven) to provide a complete textile based solutions for the market of small scale Pakistani industry to improve their business and to provide ease in man’s daily life.

Conventional Weaving
Dr. Muhammad Zubair and Mr. Muhammad Ayub

Pakistan is a major producer of cotton fabrics which are developed by conventional weaving including air jet weft insertion technology. It plays a vital role in Pakistan’s economy. More than 23,000 of air jet looms had been imported in a year 2003 and since then only a few hundreds of these loom have been added to textile industry. In order to be in the competition of textile production, we are required to develop, meet the international standards and to improve conventional weaving machinery at National level to fulfil our industry demand. Our focus is to innovate the conventional by improving quality and reducing cost. We are working on various research projects such as to shorten the preparatory process cycle of weaving and to develop 3D woven fabrics on conventional looms.

Undergraduate Research Projects 2017-18

  • Thermal Conductivity of honeycomb woven structures: Effect of air pockets’ size and Effect of material
  • Characterization of conductive yarn
  • Comfort properties of woven sports fabrics
  • Extraction of fiber from creeper plants and their application in composite materials
  • Two-dimensional (2D) fabrics and three-dimensional (3D) preforms for stabbing protection
  • Ageing of fabric for outdoor use (effect of temperature, humidity)
  • Aloe Vera extract for wound healing
  • Characterization of piezoelectric fabric
  • Development of UD fabric from carbon yarn wrapped with PP
  • Development of multilayer protective fabric for motorcyclists
  • Comfort properties of hybrid woven fabrics produced from filament and staple spun yarn
  • Development of car seat comforter
  • Development of auxetic woven fabric
  • Advanced mechanical testing of woven fabrics under different loadings.
  • Development of primary and secondary motion control mechanism
  • Improving the washing fastness of terry towel using Core spun PC yarn

Undergraduate Research Projects 2016-17

  • Mechanical stability of leno and plain fabrics: Application in geo textiles
  • Clothing for protection against pesticides
  • Audit (Energy, leakages) of a weaving mill
  • Conversion of conventional weaving loom to high speed rapier loom
  • Shape weaving (nodal, joint less) using narrow loom
  • Designing expandable comber board for jacquard shedding system
  • Designing a creel based loom let off and an intermittent take up system for weaving of technical fabrics
  • The investigation of change in float size of 3D orthogonal interlocks to develop auxetic structures
  • Extraction of natural (banana) fibers and their use in wet laid non wovens
  • Development of smart fabric with low cost conductive ink using charcoal
  • Development of sample denim weaving setup on lab scale
  • Effect of size recipe on yarn performance during weaving (pure PVA and conventional recipe)
  • Cost of air loss in weaving dept. vs parts consumed to control air leakage
  • Stab resistance of hybrid woven fabrics
  • Explosive resistant auxetic woven fabrics
  • Development of cold protective apparel using spacer fabrics
  • Modeling the stretch and recovery properties of elastane fabric
  • Abrasion, cut and tear resistant protective clothing for motorcyclists
  • Kitchen Apron: protection against hot surface contact, hot liquid and low-pressure steam burns

Undergraduate Research Projects 2015-16

  • Comparison of Impact properties of leno fabrics with plain woven fabrics Kevlar
  • Production of 3D non crimp fabrics on conventional loom
  • Denim treated with herbal extracts for better health conditions
  • Heat management of a loom
  • Development of woven auxetic fabrics for sandwich composite reinforcement
  • Development of woven auxetic fabrics for Impact resistant of bullet proof jackets
  • Comparison of conventional and organic cotton fibers and comparison of their surface morphologies
  • To study the effect of neem extracts on the antimicrobial properties of cotton fabrics
  •  Correlation between clothing air gap space and fabric mechanical and comfort properties
  • Development of woven breathable surgical masks
  • Dimensional and physical properties of gloves made from reclaimed fiber
  • Development of artificial ligaments from synthetic fibers
  • Solar Textile
  • Study the relationship of UV radiation and tensile strength degradation of seat belt
  • Development of spacer fabric using terry loom
  • Aloe-vera extracts for wound healing and UV protection
  • The effect of humidity on drying rate and properties of sized yarn
  • Energy conservation in size recipe cooking
  • Development of lab scale equipment recycling of PVA
  • Standardization of size recipe on the basis of strength and hairiness

Undergraduate Research Projects 2014-15

  • Design and development of a wind mill prototype.
  • Recyclability of non-woven reinforced thermoplastic composite
  • Green composites, structural study
  • Drapability of woven, knitted, multilayer fabric : A relation with structure, bending length and properties
  • Flax woven denim for antimicrobial protection
  • Porosity and permeability of 3D woven fabrics
  • Electromagnetic shielding properties of bio-composites.
  • To study the ageing properties of fabrics produced from natural fibers.
  • Rectifying the curling of one selvedge side in lycra qualities.
  • Cost reduction through optimization of electricity, air consumption and chemical consumption.                                                                            
  • Modeling the comfort properties of Bilayer woven fabrics.
  • Development and characterization of cellulose based fabrics.
  • Comparison of compression properties of stretch knitted fabrics and bi stretch woven fabrics.                                       
  • Waste control at different steps in weaving.
  • Multilayered fabrics for acoustic applications (Sound Absorption).
  • To study the properties of sized yarn with recycled size material and effect of heating system.                              
  • Development of a thermally insulating fabric from a unique weave design
  • Multilayer Fabrics for UV Protection
  • Study the biodegradability of geotextiles from different materials with temp, humidity and soil.

Funded research projects

1. Title: Carpet: Development of indigenous carpet loom,Funding body: Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association.
2. Title: Improving the mechanic properties of hockey stick using nano materials ,Funding body: Anwar Khawaja Composites
3. Title: Development of low cost piezo-resistive nonwoven fabric for sensing applications ,Funding body: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
4. Title: Experimental investigation and modeling of mechanical behavior of natural fibers based composite materials fabricated using local raw material ,Funding       body: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

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Muhammad Umair, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Muhammad Ayub Asghar, Tanveer Hussain, Mehmet Karahan, Yasir Nawab, Mumtaz Ali, "Study of influence of interlocking patterns on the mechanical performance of 3D multilayer woven composites", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 37, No. 7, (2018), pp.7

2

Aisha Rehman, Madeha Jabbar, Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, Mariam Jabbar, Khubab Shaker, "A study on the interdependence of fabric pore size and its mechanical and comfort properties", Journal of Natural Fibers, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

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Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Madeha Jabbar, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Yasir Nawab, Sheraz Ahmad, Ali Afzal, "Effect of Fabric Structural Design on the Thermal Properties of  Woven  Fabrics", Thermal Science, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

4

Muhammad Kashif, Yasir Nawab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Muhammad Ayub Asghar, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, "Optimization of 3D woven preform for improved mechanical performance", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

5

M. Hussain, Y.Nawab, Z. Rizwan, A. Basit, "Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Auxetic Woven Polymer Composite Material", Material Science and Engineering Technology, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

6

M. Ali, Z. Muhammad, M.B.A. Qadir, S.Ahmad, Yasir Nawab*, "Development and Comfort Characterization of 2D Woven Auxetic Fabric for Wearable and Medical Textile Applications", Clothing and Textile Research Journal, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

7

Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Madeha Jabbar, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Yasir Nawab, Ali Afzal, Sheraz Ahmad , "Effect of fabric structural design on the thermal properties of woven fabrics", Thermal Science, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

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Adeela Nasreen, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Yasir Nawab, "Development and characterization of three-dimensional woven fabric for ultra violet protection", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

9

Yasir Nawab, Kuhammad Kashif, Muhammad Ayub Asghar, Ali Asghar, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Zeeshan, "Development & Characterization of Green Composites using Novel 3D Woven Preforms", Applied Composite Materials, Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

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Muhammad Usman Javaid, Jiri Militky, Jakub Weiner, Jana Salakova, Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Umair, "Effect of surface modification and knife penetration angle on the Quasi-Static Knife Penetration Resistance of para-aramid fabrics", The Journal of The Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2018), pp.

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Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Jawairia Umar, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, , "Comparison of compression properties of stretchable knitted fabrics and bi-stretch woven fabrics for compression garment", Journal of Textile Institute, Vol. 108, No. 4, (2017), pp.4

12

Muhammad Umar Nazir, Khubab Shaker, Sheraz Ahmed, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, "Investigating the mechanical behavior of composites made from textile industry waste", The Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 108, No. 5, (2017), pp.5

13

Muhammad Umar Nazir, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Imran Khan, Zohaib Fazal, Muhammad Umair, "Investigating the effect of material and weave design on the comfort properties of bilayer woevn fabrics", Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 108, No. 8, (2017), pp.8

14

Waqas Ashraf, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Mehmat Karahan , "Investigation of mechanical behvior of woven/knitted hybrid composites", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. 108, No. 9, (2017), pp.9

15

Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Naseer Ahmad, Muzzamal Hussain, Madeha Jabbar, Yasir Nawab, "Simultaneous optimization of woven fabric properties using principal component analysis", Journal of Natural Fibers , Vol. 14, No. 6, (2017), pp.6

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Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Abher Rasheed, Sheraz Ahmad , "A Study on the Twist Loss in Weft Yarn During Air Jet Weaving", Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics , Vol. 12, No. 4, (2017), pp.4

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Madeha Jabbar, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair Yasir Nawab, "Optimizing the performance of woven protective gloves using grey relational analysis", Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 108, No. 10, (2017), pp.10

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Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Naseer Ahmad, Muzzamal Hussain, Madeha Jabbar, Yasir Nawab, " Simultaneous optimization of woven fabric properties using principal component analysis", Journal of Natural Fibers, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Abher Rasheed, Sheraz Ahmad, "A Study on the Twist Loss in Weft Yarn During Air Jet Weaving ", Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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Mumtaz Ali, Yasir Nawab, Abdelghani Saouab, Aima Sameen Anjum, Muhammad Zeeshan, "Fabrication induced spring-back in thermosetting woven composite parts with variable thickness", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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Muhammad Haris Ameer, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Mehmet Karahan, Sheraz Ahmad, Munir Ashraf, Muhammad Ali Nasir, "Interdependence of moisture, mechanical properties and hydrophobic treatment of jute fibre reinforced composite materials", Journal of Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

22

Adeel Zulifqar, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Muhammad Maqsood, "Investigation of multi-layered woven car seatbelts with optimum performance", Industria Textila, Vol. 68, No. 2, (2017), pp.2

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1. Adeel Zulifqar, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Muhammad Maqsood , "Investigation of multi-layered woven car seat belts with optimum performance", Industria Textila , Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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Muhammad FURQAN KHURSHID; SARMAD Aslam; USMAN Ali; Amir Abbas; Syed Talha Ali Hamdani; FIAZ Hussain, "Comparative analysis of siro yarn properties spun on ring and pneumatic compact spinning systems", Industria Textila, Vol. 68, No. 4, (2017), pp.4

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Adeel Zulifqar, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, "Development of low cost multi-layered woven seatbelts with optimum mechanical properties", Industria Textila, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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Zaid Masood, Sheraz Ahmad, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Mehmet Karahan, "Mechanical behaviour of hybrid composites developed from textile waste", Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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Sheraz Ahmad, Munir Ashraf, Azam Ali, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Ali Afzal, Yasir Nawab, Abher rasheed, "Preparation of Conductive Polyethylene Terephthalate Yarns by Deposition of Silver & Copper Nanoparticles", Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

28

Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Abdelghani Saouab, Munir Ashraf, Ahmad Nawaz Khan, "Effect of silica particle loading on shape distortion in glass/vinyl ester laminated composite plates", Journal of Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

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K. Shaker, Y. Nawab, A. Saouab, and M. Ashraf, "Effect of silica particle loading on shape distortion in glass / vinyl ester-laminated composite platesg", Journal of the Textile Institute, Taylor & Francis, Vol. , No. , (2017), pp.

30

M. H. Ameer, K. Shaker, M. Ashraf, M. Karahan, Y. Nawab, S. Ahmad, and M. Ali Nasir, "Interdependence of moisture, mechanical properties and hydrophobic treatment of jute fibre-reinforced composite materials", Journal of the Textile Institute, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 108, No. , (2017), pp.

31

B. Aaboud, A. Saouab, and Y. Nawab, "Simulation of air bubble’s creation compression and transport phenomena in resin transfer moulding", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 51, No. 29, (2017), pp.29

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Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Munir Ashraf, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Salma Shahid, "Modelling the effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on mechanical and comfort properties of woven fabrics", Autex research journal , Vol. 16, No. 3, (2016), pp.3

33

Muhammad Umair, Tanveer Hussain, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Madeha Jabbar , "Effect of woven fabric structure on the air permeability and moisture management properties", Journal of The Textile Institute , Vol. 107, No. 5, (2016), pp.5

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Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Waqas Ashraf, "Modeling the effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on the barrier effectiveness of woven surgical gowns", Journal of The Textile Institute , Vol. 107, No. 7, (2016), pp.7

35

Muhammad Maqsood, Muhammad Imran Khan, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, "Recycling of warp size materials and comparison of yarn mechanical properties sized with recycled materials and virgin materials", Journal of Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

36

M. Umair, Y. Nawab, and M. H. Malik, "Development and characterization of 3D preforms and their associated composites", J. Reinf. Plast. Compos, Vol. 0, No. 0, (2016), pp.0

37

Liaqat M, Samad HA, Hamdani STA, Nawab Y, "The development of novel auxetic woven structure for impact applications", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

38

Nawab Y, Sonnenfeld C, Saouab A, Agogué R, Beauchêne P, "Characterisation and modelling of thermal expansion coefficient of woven carbon/epoxy composite and its application to the determination of spring-in", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

39

Koyuncu M, Karahan M, Karahan N, Shaker K, Nawab Y, "Static and dynamic mechanical properties of cotton/epoxy green composites", . Fibers Text East Eur, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

40

Jabbar A, Militký J, Madhukar Kale B, Rwawiire S, Nawab Y, Baheti V., "Modeling and analysis of the creep behavior of jute/green epoxy composites incorporated with chemically treated pulverized nano/micro jute fibers", Ind Crops Prod, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

41

Shaker K, Jabbar A, Karahan M, Karahan N, Nawab Y, "Study of dynamic compressive behaviour of aramid and ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene composites using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar", J Compos Mater, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

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Azam A, Khubab S, Nawab Y, Madiha J, Hussain T, "Hydrophobic treatment of natural fibers and their composites – A review", J Ind Text, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

43

Nazir MU, Shaker K, Nawab Y, Zohaib M, Khan MI, Umair M, "Investigating the effect of material and weave design on comfort properties of bilayer woven fabrics", J Text Inst, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

44

Afzal A, Ahmad S, Rasheed A, Ahmad F, Iftikhar F, Nawab Y, "Influence of Fabric Parameters on Thermal Comfort Performance of Double Layer Knitted Interlock Fabrics", Autex Res J, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

45

Maqsood M, Hussain T, Ahmad N, Nawab Y, "Multi-response optimization of mechanical and comfort properties of bi-stretch woven fabrics using grey relational analysis in Taguchi method", J Text Inst, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

46

Maqsood M, Nawab Y, Umar J, Umair M, Shaker K, "Comparison of compression properties of stretchable knitted fabrics and bi-stretch woven fabrics for compression garments", J Text Inst, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

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Khubab Shaker, Abdul Jabbar, Mehmet Karahan, Nevin Karahan, Yasir Nawab, "Study of Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Aramid and UHMWPE Composites Using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

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Azam Ali, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Madeha Jabbar, Tanveer Hussain, Jiri Militky, Vijay Baheti , "Hydrophobic treatment of natural fibers and their composites - A review", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

49

Muhammad Umar Nazir, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Zohaib Fazal, Muhammad Imran Khan, Muhammad Umair, "Investigating the effect of material and weave design on comfort properties of bilayer woven fabrics ", Journal of Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

50

Husain MD, Atalay O, Naqvi S, Hamdani STA, and Kennon R, "Measuring Human Body Temperature through Temperature Sensing Fabric", AATCC Journal of Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, (2016), pp.4

51

Hamdani, S.T.A., A. Fernando, and M. Maqsood, "Thermo-mechanical behavior of stainless steel knitted structures", Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, No. 9, (2016), pp.9

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Hamdani, S. T. A., Fernando, A., Hussain, M. D., & Potluri, P, "Study of electro-thermal properties of pyrrole polymerised knitted fabrics", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. 46, No. 3, (2016), pp.3

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Ashraf, Waqas; Nawab, Yasir; Umair, Muhammad; Shaker, Khubab; Karahan, Mehmet, "Investigation of Mechanical Behavior of Woven / Knitted Hybrid Composites Investigation of Mechanical Behavior of Woven / Knitted Hybrid Composites", The Journal of The Textile Instituteextile institute, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

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Waqas Ashraf, Yasir Nawab Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Mehmet Karahan, "Investigation of Mechanical Behavior of Woven/Knitted Hybrid Composites", Journal of Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

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Nazir, Muhammad Umar Shaker, Khubab Nawab, Yasir Fazal, Muhammad Zohaib Khan, Muhammad Imran Umair, Muhammad, "Investigating the effect of material and weave design on comfort properties of bilayer-woven fabrics", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

56

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Usman Javed, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, "Development of Seersucker Fabrics using Single Warp Beam and Modeling of their Stretch-Recovery Behavior", Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

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Muhammad Maqsood, Tanveer Hussain, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, "Prediction of Warp and Weft Yarn Crimp in Cotton Woven Fabrics", Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

58

Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Usman Javaid, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, "Development of 3d woven fabric based pressure switch", Autex Research Journal, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

59

Syed Talha Ali Hamdani and Anura Fernando, "The application of a piezo-resistive cardiorespiratory sensor system in an automobile safety belt", Sensors, Vol. 15, No. 4, (2015), pp.4

60

Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Sheraz Ahmed, Abher Rasheed, Munir Ashraf, Abdul Basit , "A statistical approach for obtaining the controlled woven fabric width.", Autex Research Journal , Vol. 15, No. 4, (2015), pp.4

61

Azam Ali, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Munir Ashraf, Abdul Basit, Salma Shahid, Muhammad Umair , "Impact of hydrophobic treatment of jute on moisture regain and mechanical properties of composite material", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites , Vol. 34, No. 24, (2015), pp.24

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Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, Mumtaz Hasan Malik, Khubab Shaker , "Development and characterization of three-dimensional woven-shaped preforms and their associated composites", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites , Vol. 34, No. 24, (2015), pp.24

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Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Sheraz Ahmed, Abher Rasheed, Munir Ashraf, Abdul Basit, "A statistical approach for obtaining the controlled woven fabric width", Autex Research Journal, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

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Khubab Shaker, Munir Ashraf, Madeha Jabbar, Salma shahid, Yasir Nawab, Jasim Zia, Abdur Rehman, "Bioactive woven flax based composites: development and characterization", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

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Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Waqas Ashraf, "Effect of weave structures and yarn materials on the barrier effectiveness of woven surgical gowns", Journal of Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

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Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, Mumtaz Hasan Malik, Khubab Shaker, Azam Ali, "Development and characterization of 3D woven shaped preforms and their associated composites ", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

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W. Ashraf, Y. Nawab, M. Maqsood, H. Khan, and H. Awais, "Development of Seersucker Knitted Fabric for Better Comfort Properties and Aesthetic Appearance", Fibers Polym, Vol. 16, No. 3, (2015), pp.3

68

H. Haji, A. Saouab, and Y. Nawab, "Simulation of coupling filtration and flow in a dual scale fibrous media", Compos. Part A Appl. Sci. Manuf, Vol. 76, No. 1, (2015), pp.1

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M. Z. Khan, M. Ashraf, T. Hussain, A. Rehman, M. M. Malik, Z. A. Raza, Y. Nawab, and Q. Zia,, "In situ deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles on polyester fabric and study of its functional properties", Fibers Polym, Vol. 16, No. 5, (2015), pp.5

70

M. Maqsood, T. Hussain, M. H. Malik, and Y. Nawab, "Modeling the effect of elastane linear density, fabric thread density, and weave float on the stretch, recovery, and compression properties of bi-stretch woven fabrics for compression garments", J. Text. Inst, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

71

Y. Nawab, P. Casari, N. Boyard, V. Sobotka, and F. Jacquemin, "In situ characterization of in-plane chemical shrinkage of thermoset laminated composites using a simple setup", J. Reinf. Plast. Compos, Vol. , No. 1, (2015), pp.1

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Y. Nawab, C. H. Park, A. Saouab, R. Agogué, and P. Beauchêne, "Modeling the residual stress in woven thermoset composites parts for aerospace applications using finite element methods", Adv. Mater. Res, Vol. 1099, No. 1, (2015), pp.1

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K. Shaker, M. Ashraf, M. Jabbar, S. Shahid, Y. Nawab, J. Zia, and a. Rehman, "Bioactive woven flax-based composites: Development and characterisation", J. Ind. Text, Vol. , No. 1, (2015), pp.1

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Yasir Nawab, Chung Hae Park, Abdelghani Saouab, Romain Agogué, Pierre Beauchêne, Bertrand Desjoyaux, "Shape Distortion of Carbon/Epoxy Composite Parts During Fabrication", Macromolecular Symposia , Vol. 340, No. 1, (2014), pp.1

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Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Usman Javaid, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, "Development of seersucker fabrics using single warp beam and modelling of their stretch-recovery behaviour", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2014), pp.

76

Yasir Nawab, Salma Shahid, Nicolas Boyard, Frédéric Jacquemin, "Chemical shrinkage characterization techniques for thermoset resins and associated composites", Journal of Materials Science , Vol. 48, No. 16, (2013), pp.16

77

Yasir Nawab,Frédéric Jacquemin, Pascal Casari, "Study of variation of thermal expansion coefficients in carbon/epoxy laminated composite plates", composite Part-B, Vol. 50, No. , (2013), pp.

78

Yasir Nawab, "Effect of pressure and reinforcement type on the volume chemical shrinkage in thermoset resin and composite", Journal of composite Materials, Vol. , No. , (2013), pp.

79

Hamdani, S.T.A.; Potluri, P.; Fernando, A, "Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Textile Heating Fabric Based on Silver Coated Polymeric Yarn", Materials, Vol. 6, No. 3, (2013), pp.3

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Yasir Nawab, Pascal Casari, Nicolas Boyard, et al, "Characterization of the cure shrinkage, reaction kinetics, bulk modulus and thermal conductivity of thermoset resin from a single experiment", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 48, No. 6, (2012), pp.6

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Yasir Nawab, Xavier Tardif, Nicolas Boyard, et al, "Determination and modelling of the cure shrinkage of epoxy vinylester resin and associated composites by considering thermal gradients", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 73, No. , (2012), pp.

82

Yasir Nawab, Frédéric Jacquemin, Pascal Casari et al, "Evolution of chemical and thermal curvatures in thermoset laminated composite plates during the fabrication process", Journal of composite materials, Vol. , No. , (2012), pp.

83

Yasir Nawab, Nicolas Boyard et al, "Measurement and modelling of chemical shrinkage of thermoset composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 504-506, No. , (2012), pp.

84

Yasir Nawab, FrédéricJacquemin et al, "Shape evolution of carbon epoxy laminated composite during curing", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 504-506, No. , (2012), pp.

85

Yasir Nawab, Xavier Legrand, VladanKoncar , "Study of changes in 3D woven multilayer interlock fabric preforms while forming", Journal of textile institute, Vol. , No. , (2012), pp.

86

Yasir Nawab, Nicolas Boyard et al, "A device to measure the shrinkage and heat transfers during the curing cycle of thermoset composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 326, No. , (2011), pp.

1

Muhammad Zeeshan, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Kashif , "Mechanical Characterization of Economical, Waste Based Hybrid Composites for Automotive Applications", 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering & Technology (ICAET), Venue: BUITEMS, Quetta , (2018)

2

Zeeshan, M., Ali, M., Anjum, A.S., Hamdani, STA, Nawab, Y., "Shape Memory Polymers and Their Composite for Structural Applications", 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials & Processing 2017 (ICAMP-17), Venue: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, (2017)

3

Waqas Ashraf, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, "Investigation of impact strength of woven/knitted hybrid laminated composites", 13th IBCAST International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology , Venue: Islamabad – Pakistan., (2016)

4

Hamdani S.T.A, A. Fernando, and P. Potluri, "Study of Pyrrole polymerised knitted heating fabrics", The 90th Textile Institute World Conference: Textiles, Inseparable from the human environment, Venue: Poznan, Poland, (2016)

5

Hamdani S.T.A, "Smart Textiles", IGATEX Pakistan - 2016, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2016)

6

Khubab Shaker, Sadaf Mehmood, Yasir Nawab and Madeha Jabbar, "Fabricating thermoplastic composites by comingled weaving", 13th International Bhurban Conference on Advances in Science & Technology (IBCAST 2016), Venue: Islamabad, (2016)

7

Khubab Shaker, "Textile Composites: Materials of the Future", 1st National Conference on Technical Textiles, Venue: Faisalabad, (2016)

8

Hamdani STA, Fernando A, Nawab Y, "Knitted heating pad", 3rd International Conference on value addition and innovation in textile, Venue: National Textile University, Faisalabad, (2015)

9

Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, Mumtaz Hasan Malik, Muhammad Maqsood, Jasim Zia, "Study of jointless shaped woven composites", 12th IBCAST (International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology), Venue: Islamabad, (2015)

10

Khubab Shaker, Munir Ashraf, Yasir Nawab, Madeha Jabbar, Muhammad Umair, Azam Ali, "Development of natural fiber reinforced functional composites", COVITEX 27-28 March 2015, Faisalabad-Pakistan, Venue: Faisalabad, (2015)

11

Muhammad Maqsood ,Yasir Nawab, Haritham Khan, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair , "Effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on barrier effectiveness of woven surgical gowns ", MedTex 13-15 May Lodz Poland., Venue: Poland, (2015)

12

Madeha Jabbar, Yasir Nawab, Munir Ashraf, Khubab Shaker, "Numerical analysis of self-healing composite materials", 12th International Bhurban Conference on Advances in Science & Technology (IBCAST 2015), Venue: Islamabad, (2015)

13

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Haritham Khan, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair , "Effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on barrier effectiveness of woven surgical gowns", Medtex, Venue: Lodz, Poland, (2015)

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Yasir Nawab, Chung-Hae Park, et al, "Modeling the residual stress in woven thermoset composites parts for aerospace applications using finite element methods", 5th International symposium on aircraft materials, Venue: Marrakech, Morocco, (2014)

15

Yasir Nawab, Abdul Basit, et al., "Dependence of cure shrinkage of thermoset composite part on the reinforcement type", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2014)

16

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, et al, "Prediction of crimp % for warp and weft yarns in cotton woven fabrics", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2014)

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Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, et al, "3D shaped woven structures for structural composite application", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore – Pakistan, (2014)

18

Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab et al, "Finite Element Modelling of Resin Flow in Woven Reinforcement for Composites Using Resin Transfer Moulding", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2014)

19

Adeel Zulfiqar, Tanveer Hussain, Mumtaz Hassan Malik, Abdul Jabbar, Yasir Nawab, "High performance woven fabrics for impact applications", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2014)

20

Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, "3D shaped woven structures for structural composite applications", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2014)

21

Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Adeel Zulfiqar, Muhammad Maqsood, Danish Mehmood Baitab, "Finite element modelling of resin flow in woven reinforcement for composites using resin transfer molding", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore - Pakistan, (2014)

22

Muhammad Maqsood, Tanveer Hssain, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, "Prediction of warp and weft yarn crimp in cotton woven fabrics", Autex World Textile Conference, Venue: Bursa - Turkey, (2014)

23

Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Adeel Zulfiqar, Danish Mehmood Baitab, "To study the effect of loom parameters to optimize the woven fabric width using Taguchi approach", Autex World Textile Conference, Venue: Bursa - Turkey, (2014)

24

Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Usman Javed, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, Adeel Zulfiqar, Danish Mehmood Baitab, "Development of textile pressure sensors using multilayer interlock woven fabrics", Autex World Textile Conference, Venue: Bursa - Turkey, (2014)

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Yasir Nawab, Frédéric Jacquemin, Pascal Casari, Nicolas Boyard, Yann Borjon-Piron, Vincent Sobotka, "Modeling the thermal expansion coefficients in the carbon/epoxy laminated composite parts", International conference on COmputational methods in Manufacturing Processes, Venue: Saint-Étienne, France, (2014)

26

Khubab Shaker, Yaisr Nawab, Munir Ashraf, "Development of natural fiber composites with antibacterial activity", 3rd ASEAN-Pakistan Conference on Material Science (APCoMS-3), Venue: Islamabad-Pakistan, (2014)

27

Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Anura Fernando and Parasd Potluri, "The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile", 1st International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, Venue: Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, (2014)

28

Hamdani S.T.A, Potluri P, Fernando A, "Thermo-mechanical behaviour of stainless steel knitted structures", 1st NED International Textile Conference, Venue: NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, (2014)

29

Yasir Nawab, Nicolas Boyard, et al, "On the characterization of volume and in-plane chemical shrinkage of glass/ vinylester composites", JNC, Venue: France, (2013)

30

Yasir Nawab, Chung-Hae Park, et al, "Modelling of residual stress in thermoset laminated composites", JNC , Venue: Nantes, France, (2013)

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Yasir Nawab, Chung-Hae Park, et al, "Shape distortion of carbon/epoxy composite parts during fabrication", ROSAM 2013, Venue: Rouen, France, (2013)

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Yasir Nawab, Frédéric Jacquemin, et al. , "Characterization and modeling of cure dependentproperties of thermoset composites – Application to the simulation of residual stresses", GDR Week (Mise en Œuvre des Composites et Propriétés Induites), Venue: Albi, France, (2013)

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Xavier Tardif, Yasir Nawab, et al, "Appareils PVT multifonctionnels : Vers une caractérisation «one shot» des propriétés thermophysiques", GDR Week (Mise en Œuvre des Composites et Propriétés Induites), Venue: Albi, France, (2013)

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Yasir Nawab, Pascal Casari, et al, "Effet de l’orientation des fibres sur la dilatation thermique hors plan de composite stratifié", SF2M , Venue: France, (2012)

35

Xavier Tardif, YasirNawab, et al, "A multifunctional device for polymer/composite characterization", FPCM 12, Venue: Newzealand, (2012)

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Yasir Nawab, Nicolas Boyard, et al, "Measurement and modelling of chemical shrinkage of thermoset composites", Esaform, Venue: Germany, (2012)

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Yasir Nawab,FrédéricJacquemin, et al, "Shape evolution of carbon epoxy laminated composite during curing", Esaform, Venue: Germany, (2012)

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Yasir Nawab, Nicolas Boyard, et al , "Measurement of cure shrinkage of thermoset composite by using mould PVT-alpha", 5th COMPTEST, Venue: Switzerland, (2011)

39

Yasir Nawab, Nicolas Boyard, et al , "A device to measure the shrinkage and heat transfers during the curing cycle of thermoset composites", 8th IBCAST, Venue: Pakistan, (2011)

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Yasir Nawab, Xavier Legrand, et al , "Mouldability of 3D Woven Multilayer Interlock Carbon-Epoxy Composites", 7th IBCAST, Venue: Pakistan, (2010)

Labs / Facilities

Laboratory facilities are adequately available and accessible to faculty members and students to support teaching and research activities. The required information about the laboratory facilities is given below:

 WEAVING PREPARATORY LAB

Objectives

To introduce the students with fundamentals and process of winding machine, warping machines and sizing machine

Courses taught

Introduction to fabric manufacturing

Weaving Preparatory Process

Major Apparatus & Equipment’s

Autocone winding machine (Murata Mach Mini)
High Speed Warping Machine (Lessona Holt England)
Sectional Warping Machine (Hattersley England)
Sizing Machine (NTU,Pakistan)

Safety regulations

As per Safety, Health and Environment Department’s Policies

 

CONVENTIONAL WEAVING LAB

Objectives

To introduce the students with fundamentals of weaving process and to perform the practical’s related to weaving mechanism

Courses taught

Weaving mechanism
Introduction to fabric manufacturing
Fabric Structure and Designs

Major Apparatus & Equipment’s

Shuttle Loom, Dobby 1976 Bekowamma, England
Shuttle Loom, Dobby 1961 Northrop, England
Shuttle Loom, Dobby 1961 Butterworth, England
Shuttle Loom, Tappet 1975 Siddique Brothers, Pakistan
Shuttle Loom, Dobby 1962 Northrop, England
Shuttle Loom, Dobby 1962 Butterworth, England
Shuttle Loom, Jacquard 1961 Northrop, England
Narrow Needle Loom, 1962 Japan

Safety regulations

As per Safety, Health and Environment Department’s Policies

 

ADVANCE WEAVING LAB

Objectives

To introduce the students with advancement in the weaving process by performing practical’s on the state of the art weaving looms

Courses taught

Advance weaving
Specialty weaving
Fabric Structure and Designs

Software available if applicable

Ned Graphics
Scott weave
Star fish

Major Apparatus & Equipment’s

Air Jet Dobby, Picanol Omni Plus, 2005 Belgium
Air Jet Tappet, Toyota 600, 1992 Japan
Projectile Loom Tappet, Sulzer P-7100, 1992 Toyota Japan
Rapier Loom, Dobby 1992, Beatmax Japan
Semi Automatic Loom 2017 China

Safety regulations

As per Safety, Health and Environment Department’s Policies

 

STAUBLI TRAINING LAB

Objectives

To introduce the students with jacquard system, dobby system, knotting system

Courses taught

Advance weaving
Specialty weaving
Fabric Structure and Designs

Software available if applicable

Ned Graphics
Scott weave
Star fish

Major Apparatus & Equipment’s

Electronic Jacquard system
Dobby system
Knotting machines

Safety regulations

As per Safety, Health and Environment Department’s Policies

Services

The Weaving department offers the following testing.

1- Fabric construction analysis

The fabric analysis includes:

  • Ends/inch
  • Picks/inch
  • Cloth cover factor
  • Crimp %age
  • GSM
  • Fabric linear weight
  • Weave design

2- Fabric defects

The department offers the facility of fabric defects identification to the weaving industry. Some important fabric defects are:

Broken end, Broken pick, Defective selvedge, Emery cuts, floats, Loose end, Loose pick, Let off bar, Reed mark, Section marks, Temple mark, Wrong drawing, Wrong denting, Wrong end, Wrong end color, Wrong starting, Wax streaks, Floating end, Missing picks, Missing end, Broad / uneven selvedge.

 The department also offers consultancy about running problems of weaving industry and the development of fabric for technical use.

3- Future plans

The procurement of an optical microscope for the image analysis of fabrics/materials is in the pipeline. It will enable to observe the cross sectional view of yarns, fabric, etc. Additionally the fabric faults can be looked at closely. 

Consultancy Services

  1. Fabric testing 
  2. Quality control and assurance
  3. Productivity improvement
  4. Waste control and management
  5. New product development
Contact Name: Dr. Yasir Nawab
Position: Assistant Professor/ Chairman
Contact Telephone: +92-41-9230081 - 90 Ext: 211
Contact Fax: +92 (41) 9230098
Office Address: Department of  Weaving, National Textile University , Faisalabad-37610, Pakistan
E-Mail: chairmandow@ntu.edu.pk