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A model for the break-up of a tuft of fibers

Lee, M. E. M. and Kozyreff, G. and Howell, P. D. and Ockendon, H. (2006) A model for the break-up of a tuft of fibers. Physics Review E . (In Press)



A simple model for the forces acting on a single fiber as it is withdrawn from a tangled fiber assembly is proposed. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the dynamics of the reptating fiber with respect to the entanglement of fibers within the tuft. The resulting two-parameter model captures the qualitative features of experimental simulation. The model is extended to describe the break-up of a tuft. The results show good agreement with experiment and indicate where a fiber is most likely to fracture based on the density of fiber end-points.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Industrial application
Uncontrolled Keywords:tuft,textiles,reptation,fiber assembly
Subjects:H - N > Mechanics of particles and systems
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ID Code:283
Deposited By: Hilary Ockendon
Deposited On:26 Sep 2006
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:19

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