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TitleStudy and optimization of swimming performance in swimsuit designed with seamless technology
Author(s)Montagna, Gianni
Catarino, André P.
Carvalho, Helder
Rocha, A. M.
Knitwear compression
Issue dateMay-2009
CitationWORLD TEXTILE CONFERENCE, Izmir, Turkey, 2009 – “AUTEX 2009 : World Textile Conference.” [Izmir : Ege University, 2009].
Abstract(s)Hydrodynamic resistance, also called water drag, is one of the most discussed issues in swimming sport and recognized as a major factor in terms of swimming performance. Different authors tried to demonstrate that body compression is responsible for a better result in swimming, based on the fact that body modelling improves energy saving and helps to maintain the performance on repetitive movements. In this paper, different weft knitted fabrics, prepared under predefined production parameters, were tested in order to establish which were the most adequate for compressive effect and which parameters contribute most for compression.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:DET/2C2T - Comunicações em congressos internacionais com arbitragem científica

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