The simulation of the geometry of a two-component yarn part II: Fibre distribution in the yarn cross-section

S. A. Grishanov, S. V. Lomov, T. Cassidy, R. J. Harwood

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This paper considers the distribution of fibres in yarns and discusses the development of a model for the simulation of fibre distributions; the concept of ‘virtual location’ within the cross-section domain, which may contain a fibre, is introduced. The distribution of fibres in real yarns is compared with computer-generated distributions. The distributions predicted by using the model demonstrate all of the properties of the real yarns considered. The change in the fibre distribution caused by compressive forces is considered, and a model to describe the behaviour of real yarns is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-372
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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