Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design

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Research Interests

Computer simulation of the weft insertion process on air-jet weaving machines

This project aims to develop a computer simulation program on weft insertion process on the air-jet loom. The simulation takes into account the yarn mechanical properties and the forces created on it by the main nozzle and sub-nozzle groups according to their respective timings. It calculates yarn motion and the tension created in it through its flight. This program will be used to optimise the weft insertion process by minimising the energy consumption for weft insertion.

  • A novel instrument has been built for measuring the speed of weft yarn on the air-jet loom and been demonstrated at the visit of Clothworkers this year.
  • A new prototype instrument for yarn friction measuring based on non-contact tension measurement.
  • Bandara P and Junaid F, ‘Avoidance of Contact Related Errors in Yarn Friction Measurement’, presented at AUTEX, 2010 Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.

PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

Dr Bandara

PhD Thesis

Computer simulation of the weft insertion process on air-jet weaving machines

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