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Meltblowing: Multiple Polymer Jets and Fiber-Size Distribution and Lay-Down Patterns

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Title: Meltblowing: Multiple Polymer Jets and Fiber-Size Distribution and Lay-Down Patterns
Author(s): Yarin, A.L.; Sinha-Ray, S.; Pourdeyhimi, B.
Subject(s): meltblowing polymer melts parameters
Abstract: In this work a comprehensive model of three-dimensional configurations of polymer jets in meltblowing from die exit to deposition screen is developed. In addition, multiple jets were modeled simultaneously, as well as deposition on a screen moving normally to the principal jet direction was accounted for. All important properties of polymer melts are used in the simulations, namely density, zero-shear viscosity and the viscoelastic relaxation time. In addition, the material parameters responsible for the temperature-dependent variation of the material properties are used. All the other parameters are the operational parameters characterizing gas flow. The results include prediction of the fiber deposition patterns and fiber-size distributions in the resulting nonwovens. The angular distributions in lay-down nonwovens are also predicted. Comparisons with the experimental data suggest that the model captures main trends rather accurately.
Issue Date: 2011-06-08
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation Info: Yarin, A. L., Sinha-Ray, S., & Pourdeyhimi, B. 2011. Meltblowing: Multiple polymer jets and fiber-size distribution and lay-down patterns. Polymer, 52(13): 2929-2938. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.04.039
Type: Article
Description: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Polymer. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Polymer, Vol 52, Issue 13, (June 8, 2011) DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.04.039. The original publication is available at
ISSN: 0032-3861
Sponsor: The current work is supported by the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center (NCRC).
Date Available in INDIGO: 2012-03-21

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