Published in Practical Papermaking Conference, May 23, 2005, pages 1-17. Copyright © 2005 TAPPI.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Xiaoying Rong was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Dynamics of single curved fiber sedimentation under the gravity are simulated by using lattice Boltzmann method. The results of migration and rotation of the curved fiber at different Reynolds numbers are reported. The results show that the rotation and migration processes are sensitive to the curvature of the fiber.