ACAR, M., TURTON, R.K. and WRAY, G.R., 1986. An analysis of the air-jet yarn-texturing process part 5: the effect of wetting the yarns. Journal of the Textile Institute, 77(6), pp. 359-370.
It is shown that the quantity of water mixing into the air-flow is an insignificant proportion of the total amount of water used in the air-jet texturing process and that this has a negligible effect on the air-flow in the texturing nozzle. It is suggested that only a fraction of this water is needed to impart the desired effects of wetting. Experimental investigations show that water acts as a lubricant to reduce the filament-filament and filament-solid-surface friction and hence aids the longitudinal displacements of the filaments relative to each other. A realignment of the yarn path minimizes the friction between the filaments and solid surfaces.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Textile Institute in 1986, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405008608658432