D. Veit, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
The simulation of textile machines is of increasing importance as trials of machines are often time consuming and expensive. In addition, many customers today demand quick production of small lots which in turn requires an optimized machine setting within a very short period of time. A wide range of methods is described in this chapter, covering processes from yarn production and processing through fabric manufacturing to finishing. The relevant systems of equations are explained where possible and simulation results are illustrated for selected examples of typical applications that have, in many cases, have been commercialized.