Model of steady state jet in the electrospinning process

A. F. Spivak, Y. A. Dzenis, D. H. Reneker

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A general electrohydrodynamic model of a weakly conductive viscous jet accelerated by an external electric field is formulated taking into account inertial, hydrostatic, viscous, electric, and surface tension forces. Nonlinear rheologic constitutive equation (Oswald-deWaele law) is used to describe polymer fluid. One-dimensional differential equation for jet radius is derived and analyzed. Model predictions are in good agreement with experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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