Table of Content

Open Access iconOpen Access


A Nonlinear Dynamic Model for Periodic Motion of Slender Threadline Structures

Jinling Long1,2, Bingang Xu1,3, Xiaoming Tao1

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Department of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Corresponding author. Email address:

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2011, 72(4), 273-298.


Moving slender threadline structures are widely used in various engineering fields. The dynamics of these systems is sometimes time dependent but in most cases follows a periodic pattern, and slender yarn motion in textile engineering is a typical problem of this category. In the present paper, we propose a nonlinear approach to model the dynamic behavior of slender threadline structures with a real example in the analysis of slender yarn motion in spinning. Moving boundary conditions of yarn are derived and a consequence of the perturbation analysis for the dimensionless governing equations provides the zero order approximate equation of motion to remove the time dependence. Consequently, the time dependent problem can be solved by approximate solutions of steady-state governing equations subject to the derived moving boundary conditions. The simulation results are more accurate than the results by earlier work and show good agreement with measurement data. The proposed modeling and perturbation approximation procedure is thus an accurate and practical way to deal with periodical motion of a category of slender threadline structures.


Cite This Article

Long, J., Xu, B., Tao, X. (2011). A Nonlinear Dynamic Model for Periodic Motion of Slender Threadline Structures. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 72(4), 273–298.

cc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 963


  • 894


  • 0


Related articles

Share Link