Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Multi-scale modeling of liquid transport in fibrous materials

Wen Zhonga, Ning Panb,*, David Lukasc
aDepartment of Textile Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MBR3T 2N2, Canada bDivision of Textiles and Clothing, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA cTechnical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic

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Ising's model, combined with Kawasaki dynamics, is applied in modeling liquid transport in fibrous materials. To bridge the gap between the macro behavior of a heterogeneous material system and its basic constituent particles, an attempt at the multi-scale modeling of transport in fibrous materials is presented in this paper.

Keywords:  Multi-scale modeling; Fibrous materials; Ising's model; Kawasaki dynamics

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