NEW APPROACH TO PREDICT PRESSURE PRODUCED BY ELASTIC TEXTILE IN THE THEREPEUTIC TREATMENT OF VENOUS LEG

Authors

  • R. Halfaoui M'Hamed Bougara University, Boumerdes
  • B. Chemani M'Hamed Bougara University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v8i2.9

Keywords:

elastic textile, Weaving technology, venous leg, pressure.

Abstract

This paper presents the first theoretical and practical work on compression therapy using the Laplace law to estimate pressures under the bandages. Three articles are considered: the first with the warp highly-twisted on cotton, the second with the warp on polyamide and the third with spandex wrapped by cotton yarn. Starting from these woven fabrics, three models, E5, E6 and Ef have been developed with respective elongations of 108 %, 86 % and 92 % and specific mechanical behavior. The results show that than the single layer bandages develop much higher pressure than the multilayer bandages but the multilayer bandages exert much more uniform pressure than single layered bandages. Obtaining uniform pressure along the length of the leg is a positive result in this treatment. Averages circumferences of the human body are used for the pressure calculations in four zones: C1, C2, C3 and C4.

Author Biographies

R. Halfaoui, M'Hamed Bougara University, Boumerdes

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

B. Chemani, M'Hamed Bougara University

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Published

2016-05-01

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Research Articles