A new approach for the simulation of melting in extruders

Seppo Syrjälä

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A new approach for simulating the melting of polymers in extruders is presented. The key feature in the present treatment is that the melting evolution along the screw channel is obtained solely on the basis of the solution of relevant field equations, without making any presumptions regarding the mechanism of melting. Samples of calculation results are presented and discussed in order to illustrate the potential of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-634
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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