Prediction of air permeability coefficient and water-vapor resistance of 3D textile layer
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This study presents a computational model for investigation of the air permeability coefficient and water-vapor resistance coefficient through 3D textile layer. The effective values of the coefficients are highly dependent on the volumetric internal structure of the layer. The computational study of air and water vapor flow has been performed a microscale finite element model of the representative volume of the textile layer by taking into account the real configuration the yarns and filaments. The effective values of the coefficients were obtained by using taking average values of air and water vapor fluxes through the thickness of the representative volume. The steady state computational models in micro-scale are based on Navier-Stokes and Brinkman partial differential equations. The simulations were performed in Comsol Multiphysics 5.3a software environment by using laminar flow (.spf) application mode. Numerical results for the air permeability of the samples were obtained, analyzed and validated by comparing against experimental data. Good agreement with experimental data has been achieved. HIGHLIGHTS: - COMSOL software was used to simulate air permeability and water-vapor resistance of 3D textile layer. - The numerical model has demonstrated its efficiency comparing with experimental air permeability measurements.
|Publikacija||THE JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE 2022, VOL. 113, NO. 3, 396–404|