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The transfer of fibres in the carding machine

Lee, M. E. M. and Ockendon, H. (2006) The transfer of fibres in the carding machine. Journal of Engineering Mathematics .


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The problem of understanding the transfer of fibres between carding-machine surfaces is addressed by considering the movement of a single fibre in an airflow. The structure of the aerodynamic flow field predicts how and when fibres migrate between the different process surfaces. In the case of a revolving-flats carding machine the theory predicts a “strong” aerodynamic mechanism between taker-in and cylinder and a “weak” mechanism between cylinder and removal cylinder resulting in effective transfer in the first case and a more limited transfer in the second.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:D - G > Fluid mechanics
H - N > Mechanics of particles and systems
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ID Code:222
Deposited By: Hilary Ockendon
Deposited On:31 Mar 2006
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:18

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