1B4_0153_ TIME-DEPENDENT CALCULATION OF THE VELOCITY OF A YARN LAUNCHED BY THE MAIN NOZZLE OF AN AIR-JET LOOM
- Lucas Delcour
- Jozef Peeters
- Lieva Van Langenhove
- Joris Degroote
In air-jet weaving looms the yarn is initially accelerated by the main nozzle. To obtain a high yarn velocity a high air velocity is required which results in complex flow patterns. Consequently, predicting the influence of a change in geometry or inlet pressure on the yarn velocity is not straightforward. In this research a fast time-dependent fluid-structure interaction framework is used to model the acceleration of a yarn during launch. Initially, the performance of the framework is assessed by considering a smooth monofilament yarn. A suggestion is also madeand tested to deal with the surface texture of hairy/multifilament yarns.
Keywords: air-jet weaving, main nozzle, computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction
How to Cite:
Delcour, L. & Peeters, J. & Van Langenhove, L. & Degroote, J., (2019) “1B4_0153_ TIME-DEPENDENT CALCULATION OF THE VELOCITY OF A YARN LAUNCHED BY THE MAIN NOZZLE OF AN AIR-JET LOOM”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.