Modeling of Agglomerate Dispersion in Single Screw Extruders
International Polymer Processing Journal of the Polymer Processing Society
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.
Dominguez, N.; Camesasca, Marco; Kaufman, Miron; Zloczower, Ica Manas; Cunha, A. Gaspar; and Covas, J. A., "Modeling of Agglomerate Dispersion in Single Screw Extruders" (2010). Physics Faculty Publications. 300.