Influence of Metal Fiber Content and Arrangement on Shielding Effectiveness for Blended Electromagnetic Shielding Fabric
AbstractMore metal fiber content of blended electromagnetic shielding (EMS) fabric results in higher shielding effectiveness (SE) of the fabric. However, there is little information about the influence of the metal fiber content on the SE considering the fabric structure. This study constructs an index of metal fiber content per unit area (MFCPUA), and discusses the influence of the metal fiber content on the SE of the EMS fabric when fabric parameters are changed. Computations for the MFCPUA and the thickness and porosity of the metal fiber arrangement are given, and then experiments are designed to test the SE of different EMS fabric samples. According to the experimental results, the influence of the MFCPUA on the SE is analyzed and influence mechanism is discussed when the fabric weaves, emission frequencies and weft and warp densities are changed. Results show that the MFCPUA and the SE are positive increase relation; the frequency and the SE are the negative increase relation when the metal fiber content is unchanged; the influence of the fabric weave type on the SE depends on the length of the yarn floats; the SE values of fabric with same weave are same when the MFCPUA is same regardless of the fabric density.
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