Modeling Electrospinning of Nanofibers

  • T. A. Kowalewski
  • S. Barral
  • T. Kowalczyk
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Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 13)


A fast discrete model for the simulations of thin charged jets produced during the electrospinning process is derived, based on an efficient implementation of the boundary element method for the computation of electrostatic interactions of the jet with itself and with the electrodes. Short-range electrostatic forces are evaluated with slender-body analytical approximations, whereas a hierarchical force evaluation algorithm is used for long-range interactions. Qualitative comparisons with experiments is discussed.


Boundary Element Method Electrospinning Process Solution Conductivity Fast Multipole Method Straight Part 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Kowalewski
    • 1
  • S. Barral
    • 1
  • T. Kowalczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.IPPT-PANWarsawPoland

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