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The Design of a Large Single-Screw Melt Extruder Using a Quasi Two-Dimensional Conducting Screw Computer Model

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D. R. Samuel Jones, P. S. Ghoshdastidar, M. K. Muju, Manab K. Das

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, U.P. 208016, India

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 119(4A), 644-648 (Nov 01, 1997) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2831198 History: Received August 01, 1993; Revised July 01, 1996; Online January 17, 2008

Abstract

This paper describes a computer-aided design study for a large (5000 kg/hr) single-screw melt extruder processing 0.2 MFI LDPE using a quasi 2D steady-state non-Newtonian flow and heat transfer model that takes into account screw conduction. The effect of different screw materials has also been investigated.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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