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Mechanisms of carding

Lee, M. E. M. (1997) Mechanisms of carding. Masters thesis, University of Oxford.

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Abstract

A model for a slender thread or fibre in a slow viscous incompressible fluid is derived. The material of the thread is assumed to have no bending stiffness and to be strictly inextensible. The model is then applied to a simplified industrial situation found in carding, where a thread hangs off a hook. In two limiting cases, perturbation methods give approximate asymptotic solutions, and numerical solutions are found for the general case.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:H - N > Mechanics of deformable solids
O - Z > Partial differential equations
A - C > Approximations and expansions
H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ID Code:6
Deposited By:Eprints Administrator
Deposited On:03 Mar 2004
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:11

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