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A Study of Air-Jet Texturing Nozzles: The Effects of Nozzle Configuration on the Air Flow

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A. Demir

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 3TU, England

J. Eng. Ind 112(1), 97-104 (Feb 01, 1990) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899301 History: Received June 28, 1988; Revised May 31, 1989; Online April 08, 2008

Abstract

A thorough investigation of the existing texturing nozzles will, no doubt, lead to the design of improved nozzles. This paper reports the experimental research carried on the scaled-up versions of the T100 HemaJet with varying geometrical configurations, being the exit shape, situation, and inclination of the inlet holes, and the ratio of the incoming holes area to the nozzle’s main duct area. It has been found that the exit shape has virtually no effect on the airflow whilst other parameters contribute to the formation of the emerging jet which performs the texturing.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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