Industrial Applications... from Concept to Completion

Industrial Applications...
from Concept to Completion

Fluid Structure Interaction Change the Direction of your Web without contact!

Do you need to support a thin flexible cylindrical web with an air cushion? In this paper a relatively simple mathematical model for the steady-state fluid-structure interaction between a web and the air-cushion generated by an air reverser is presented. This paper covers:

  • The description of the problem
  • The fluid mechanics of an air reverser
  • Mechanics of a thin flexible web wrapped around a cylinder
  • Web deflection equations