An investigation of yarn snarling and balloon flutter instabilities in ring spinning

Tang, Zheng-Xue, Wang, Xungai, Fraser, W.B. and Wang, Lijing 2006, An investigation of yarn snarling and balloon flutter instabilities in ring spinning, Journal of the textile institute, vol. 97, no. 5, pp. 441-448.

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Title An investigation of yarn snarling and balloon flutter instabilities in ring spinning
Author(s) Tang, Zheng-Xue
Wang, Xungai
Fraser, W.B.
Wang, Lijing
Journal name Journal of the textile institute
Volume number 97
Issue number 5
Start page 441
End page 448
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Manchester, England
Publication date 2006-09
ISSN 0040-5000
1754-2340
Keyword(s) ring spinning
air drag
yarn snarling
yarn balloon
balloon fluttering
fibre science
Summary This article reports theoretical and experimental investigation on yarn snarling and balloon fluttering in ring spinning. Yarn snarling and balloon fluttering affect yarn breakage in ring spinning. The theoretical model has incorporated the tangential component of air drag on a ballooning yarn, which was ignored in previous models. The results show that yarn snarling happens in the balloon when the ratio of yarn length in the balloon to balloon height is greater than a specific value that depends on the yarn type and count. Yarn tension experiences an obvious change before and after yarn snarling. The balloon flutter appears between normal balloons while the balloon loops are changing. Fluttering balloon shapes that oscillate periodically between two and three loop configurations as yarn tension varies periodically have also been observed experimentally.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006,Textile Institute
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003644

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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