Project

Development of techniques to simulate the interaction between air jets and a flexible, fuzzy yarn

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Aerodynamics
    • Computer aided engineering, simulation and design
    • Numerical modelling and design
Keywords
fluid mechanics interaction flexible contact
 
Project description

Currently, the textile industry is energy-intensive as compressed air is used to generate air jets. Interaction between these air jets and a yarn is not yet well understood because current simulation techniques cannot represent this reliably. Therefore, new simulation techniques will be developed to understand this interaction such that the energy consumption of the textile industry can be reduced.