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Volume 80, 2016NUMIFORM 2016: The 12th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||MS11: Advances in Forming Simulation. A Symposium in Honor of Professor J.L. Chenot|
|Published online||24 October 2016|
Principles of polymer processing modelling
MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University, CEMEF, UMR CNRS 7635, 06560 Valbonne, France
2 Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Polymer processing involves three thermo-mechanical stages: Plastication of solid polymer granules or powder to an homogeneous fluid which is shaped under pressure in moulds or dies and finally cooled and eventually drawn to obtain the final plastic part. Physical properties of polymers (high viscosity, non-linear rheology, low thermal diffusivity) as well as the complex shape of most plastic parts make modelling a challenge. Several examples (film blowing extrusion dies, injection moulding, blow moulding) are presented and discussed.
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