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Research Project: Improved Quality Assessments of Cotton from Fiber to Final Products

Location: Cotton Structure and Quality Research

Title: Study on length distribution of ramie fibers

Author
item Kuang, Xueqin - Donghua University
item Guan, Saipeng - Donghua University
item Rodgers Iii, James
item Yu, Chongwen - Donghua University

Submitted to: Journal of Textile Institute
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2017
Publication Date: 2/28/2017
Citation: Kuang, X., Guan, S., Rodgers III, J.E., Yu, C. 2017. Study on length distribution of ramie fibers. Journal of Textile Institute. doi:10.1080/00405000.2017.1297014.

Interpretive Summary: The extra-long length of ramie fibers and the high variation in fiber length has a negative impact on the spinning processes. In order to better study the feature of ramie fiber length, in this research, the probability density function of the mixture model applied in the characterization of cotton fiber length was used to fit the experimental ramie fiber length distribution. The corresponding ramie fiber length parameters were analyzed, and a significant linear relationship between the length parameters calculated by the density function. Furthermore, the generation of ramie fiber length distribution with the commonly-used ramie fiber length parameters was also studied, and it was concluded that ramie fiber length distribution could be generated by the corresponding tested fiber length parameters.

Technical Abstract: The extra-long length of ramie fibers and the high variation in fiber length has a negative impact on the spinning processes. In order to better study the feature of ramie fiber length, in this research, the probability density function of the mixture model applied in the characterization of cotton fiber length was used to fit the ramie fiber length distribution tested by the Y131 wool fiber comb stapling sorter. Meanwhile, the corresponding ramie fiber length parameters were analyzed, and a significant linear relationship between the length parameters calculated by the density function and the tested ones was obtained. Furthermore, the generation of ramie fiber length distribution with the commonly-used ramie fiber length parameters was also studied, and it was concluded that ramie fiber length distribution could be generated by the corresponding tested fiber length parameters.