Evaluation of drag and lift in the internal flow field of a dual rotor spinning unit via CFD
1 College of Textile, Donghua University, Shanghai, 201620, China
2 The Key Lab of Textile Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 201620, China
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In the present study, we evaluate the drag and lift magnitude in the new dual-feed rotor spinning unit using computational fluid dynamics technique. We adopt theoretical and numerical approach based on FLUENT to investigate the influence of new design on the drag and lift in the rotor interior. Results reveal that the drag and lift inside the rotor of the proposed model are reduced by 60-80% and 50-66% respectively as compared to the conventional unit. The velocity and pressure profiles become evenly distributed in the dual-feed rotor interior as opposed to the conventional rotor spinning unit and this modification is anticipated to improve fiber configurations. This phenomenon can be utilized to further optimize the rotor spinning unit and other wall-bounded engineering problems.
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