THE LOCATION OF STRESS IN CLOTHING

Authors
  1. Crow, R.M.
  2. Dewar, M.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper reports the results of a study to determine where stresses occur in clothing, and thus seams, and what stances cause the maximum stresses in typical Canadian Forces clothing. It was found that crossing the arms in front with the hands on the opposite shoulders creates the greatest stress in the shirt or coveralls back. The stance imposes stress in the lower part of the back armhole seam. Raising the arms over the head creates a stress point at the back armscye. Squatting is the stance which causes the greatest stress in the trousers and coveralls, this occurring along the upper, inner leg and crotch area/seams.
Report Number
911 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1984
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
85-01544
CANDIS No
46356
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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