Three-dimensional modelling of Non-Newtonian fluid flow in a coat-hanger die

The three-dimensional model of isothermal flow of power-law fluid in a coat-hanger die has been developed using finite element method. The shape of coat-hanger die used in the present model was determined according to the previous analytical design equation which is based on one-dimensional flow model in the manifold and the slot. Because uniform flow rate across the die outlet is most important to achieve uniform thickness of extruded polymer sheet or film, flow rate distribution is mainly examined to determine the valid process condition for the design equation as the design parameters are changed. The effects of fluid property in terms of power-law index and process parameters not considered in one-dimensional design equation such as die inlet size and the presence of land were analyzed. Results show that the manifold angle is the most influencing design parameter on flow rate distribution. When the material of different power-law index from design value is processed, the change of power-law index affects the uniformity of flow rate appreciably. © 1995 Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering.
Publisher
Springer New York
Issue Date
1995-04
Language
ENG
Citation

KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v.12, no.2, pp.236 - 243

ISSN
0256-1115
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/9641
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CBE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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