Modeling Textile Fabric Used in Pest Control with a 3 Scale Domain Decomposition Method

  • Tineke GoessensEmail author
  • Benny Malengier
  • Lieva Van Langenhove
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9045)


In this paper we present a model to simulate textile as used in pest control. For this application, textile is coated with a repellent, protecting the user from insect bites, and one wants to determine optimal material properties. The model extends an existing 3 scale method to allow for simulations in saturated conditions. This is achieved with the addition of an overlapping domain decomposition approach for the fiber-yarn interaction.

With the model we present how the performance of a coating can be determined: how much material is required, what evaporative properties are needed, how can the coating be replenished? Furthermore, the model can be used to evaluate the effects of the used textile substrate, like the type and number of fibers or the weaving structure. Lastly, it can be used to validate simple first-order models of coated textile.

Numerical results indicate the 3 scale approach is valid. The influence of different textile properties on the effectiveness of the resulting textile component is presented.


Diffusion Textile modeling Upscaling Multi-scale modeling Domain decomposition 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the European Commission, FP7, project number 228639.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tineke Goessens
    • 1
    Email author
  • Benny Malengier
    • 2
  • Lieva Van Langenhove
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical Analysis, Research Group NaM2, Faculty of Engineering and ArchitectureGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Textiles, Faculty of Engineering and ArchitectureGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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