The Stability of Spinning Balloon and Balloon Collapse

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S. Zhang

Department of Textile Machinery, China Textile University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

J. Eng. Ind 109(3), 185-189 (Aug 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3187116 History: Received April 15, 1986; Online July 30, 2009


This paper presents the criterion of the existence of a balloon. We find that there exists a limiting value (T 0 /mR 2 ω2 )c which can predict the critical conditions under which a balloon can be built. Furthermore, we also concluded that the criterion to ascertain the existence of a balloon, formed at conventional ring-spinning frame, can be expressed in a more compact form: (M/m)<(M/m)c . All our results are founded on the rigorous wide amplitude balloon theory. The stability of an actual spinning balloon is also discussed. Both the stable and unstable configurations of a balloon formed under identical mechanical parameters are presented numerically and graphically.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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