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RMIT University

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RMIT University aims to undertake outcome-related research and development in its areas of demonstrated research excellence, and to support innovation to underpin future economic and social development in the communities in which it operates.

Its approach to this strategy is to build depth and breadth of disciplinary competence in a number of targeted areas. It also seeks,

  • to promote a strong practical research culture using project teams to connect disciplinary strengths, and research activity linked to teaching and learning for staff and students;
  • to focus on applied research to contribute to national and international innovation;
  • to align research activities to address issues identified by industry, community partners and other client groups;
  • to provide and to support the commercialisation of potential innovations.
Research in the School of Fashion and Textiles covers a diverse range of projects associated with the fashion industry, textile technology, materials innovation and design aspects. Cross-disciplinary projects, especially in conjunction with areas in engineering working on composite materials, add a further dimension to this body of activity.

The School of Fashion and Textiles is also home to the Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre, holding a number of collections relating to Australian twentieth century fashion and textile design. As well as publishing and organising exhibitions of materials, it is able to provide assistance to researchers and industry professionals.

 

Faculty of Art, Design and Communication
School of Fashion and Textiles
http://www.adc.rmit.edu.au/Research_Home.html

An investigation into 3-Dimensional embroidery techniques
Chief Researcher: Gorter K (MA)
Supervisor: Bradshaw Z
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: EMBROIDERY
Research Field Classification: 410299 Visual Arts and Crafts nec


New technologies and textiles
Chief Researcher: McManus D (MA)
Supervisor: Vaughan L
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: FABRIC
Research Field Classification: 410402 Design Innovation


The integrated design and manufacture of multi-layer woven preforms
Chief Researcher: Nicolaidis A (MTech)
Supervisors: Raper H, Herszberg Prof I
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: TEXTILE DESIGN; WEAVING TECHNOLOGIES
Research Field Classification: 291402 Composite Materials


Online teaching for textile design
Chief Researcher: Dorahy K (MA)
Supervisor: Snelling P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PROCESSING
Research Field Classification: 290307 Printing Technology


An exploration of new processes and products for knitted textiles
Chief Researcher: Paleologos E (MA)
Supervisor: Bradshaw Z
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FABRIC; TEXTILE DESIGN
Research Field Classification: 410402 Design Innovation


An exploration of woven Jacquard design techniques and structures used in Australia
Chief Researcher: Raper H (MA)
Supervisor: Medd Assoc Prof J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: LOOMS; MILLS TECHNOLOGY; TEXTILE DESIGN; WEAVING
Research Field Classification: 410402 Design Innovation


New potentials for alpaca fibre
Chief Researcher: Bradshaw Z (MA)
Supervisor: Vaughan L
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: FIBRES
Research Field Classification: 410402 Design Innovation


The design and manufacture of shaped knitted preforms
Chief Researcher: Underwood J (PhD)
Supervisor: Bannister Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FABRIC--KNITTED; INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Research Fields Classification: 291402 Composite Materials
410402 Design Innovation


The relationship between needles and threads, machine and material in footwear and repairing industry
Chief Researcher: Hodgkinson R (MTech)
Supervisor: Padhye Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FIBRE, FOOTWEAR
Research Field Classification: 290306 Textile Technology


Gloweave
Chief Researcher: Ashton K
Sponsor: Gloweave Consolidated Pty Ltd
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: FASHION; TEXTILE HISTORY
Research Field Classification: 410299 Visual Arts and Crafts nec


Exploring the textile value chain through space metaphors
Chief Researcher: Padhye Dr R
Current Status: Completed
Descriptor: TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
Research Field Classification: 290306 Textile Technology


Green Gables Historical Costume Collection
Chief Researcher: Walsh S (MA)
Supervisor: Snelling P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: COSTUMES
Research Field Classification: 410499 Design Studies nec

 

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
http://www.aero.rmit.edu.au
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Properties of high performance fibre yarn in advanced multi-layer woven textile composite process and structures
Chief Researcher: Lee L
Supervisor: Herszberg Prof I, Mouritz Assoc Prof A
Duration: 1999 - 2001
Descriptors: INDUSTRIAL TEXTILE; POLYMER
Research Fields Classification: 291402 Composite Materials
290306 Textile Technology


Failure mechanism of multi-layer woven composites
Chief Researcher: Rudov-Clark S
Supervisors: Herszberg Prof I, Mouritz Assoc Prof A, Bannister Dr M
Duration: 1998 - 2001
Descriptor: FIBRE TECHNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 291402 Composite Materials
290306 Textile Technology

 


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