Modeling and Analysis of Compressed Air Consumption of Air Jet Loom

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Volume-54 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Dr. T S S Jayawardana, Prof. E A S K Fernando, G H D Wijesena


Dr. T S S Jayawardana, Prof. E A S K Fernando, G H D Wijesena "Modeling and Analysis of Compressed Air Consumption of Air Jet Loom", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V54(3),156-161 December 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Air-jet looms popularized in the textile industry in mass scale production due to high speed of weft insertion, which leads to higher productivity with greater efficiency. The air jet looms provide best quality for cotton and cotton based fabrics, the manner in which the weft is inserted. However, due to higher compressed air consumption, production cost of weaving on air-jet looms is comparatively high and hence less preferred to be in production despite its high production speed especially in countries like Sri Lanka, where the energy cost is prohibitively high. The compressed air consumption is highly depend on the weft yarn parameters and the width of the fabric. The compressed air pressure setting for different fabrics done on trial and error basis and hence the running cost may not be optimized in addition to the raw material wastage in setting up the loom. The authors attempt to develop a mathematical model for the air consumption and the tractive force taken into account the parameters of the weft yarn and the mechanical settings of the loom. The model was verified with experimental results and has shown that there is a good agreement exists between the theoretical and experimental results and thereby verified the accuracy of the model.

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Mathematical modelling, air jet loom, compressed air consumption, different weft yarns.