Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Inc., Nagakute, Aichi 480-1192, Japan
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(Received June 29, 2010; Accepted October 29, 2010)
Abstract. Daily trouble in tying a necktie to get a good balance of the lengths of two tails of the tie was analyzed with an interest in the form of the tie. A sense of non-linearity often encountered in adjusting to get the good balance was elucidated objectively by experiments and a geometrical modeling of multiple-folds which essentially reproduces the tying process.
Keywords: Nonlinearity, Form, Multiple-Folds, Necktie, Semi-Windsor Knot