Jetting Simulations

Morrison, Neil F., McIlroy, Claire and Harlen, Oliver G. (2015) Jetting Simulations. In: Fundamentals of Inkjet Printing. Wiley, pp. 169-198. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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The fundamental scientific principle behind inkjet technology is the breakup of fluid jets or ligaments under surface tension, which involves the growth of infinitesimal perturbations along the free surface of the jet. Thus, in any computational model, it is imperative that the free surface is resolved accurately throughout the duration of the simulation. This chapter focuses on simulating the generation of jets and drops, and the dynamics of breakup behaviour. Three types of modelling are discussed in the chapter, namely, one‐dimensional modelling, axisymmetric modelling, and three‐dimensional simulation. The major requirements for most inkjet simulations include the following: accurate representation of jet breakup on small scales; accurate capture of the free surface dynamics of jets and thin ligaments; adaptive resolution in space and time; capacity to model the print‐head geometry; and capacity to include non‐Newtonian fluid models.

Keywords:inkjet technology, surface tension, computational modelling, simulation tools, jet breakup
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G150 Mathematical Modelling
H Engineering > H990 Engineering not elsewhere classified
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G160 Engineering/Industrial Mathematics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G120 Applied Mathematics
H Engineering > H141 Fluid Mechanics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Mathematics and Physics
ID Code:36966
Deposited On:11 Sep 2019 07:50

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