Title

Modeling of Agglomerate Dispersion in Single Screw Extruders

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Publication Title

International Polymer Processing Journal of the Polymer Processing Society

Abstract

A model for solid agglomerate dispersion in single screw extruders is proposed. The model combines numerical simulations of flow patterns in the metering section of a single screw extruder with a Monte Carlo method of clusters rupture and erosion mediated by a local fragmentation number. Particle size distributions and Shannon entropy are used for mixing characterization. The model is quite general and can be adapted for different polymeradditive systems as well as for different processing equipment.

Volume

25

Issue

3