Entropic Mixing Characterization in a Single Screw Extruder
Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
The quality of distributive mixing is evaluated via an entropic measure of color homogeneity. We first illustrate this technique in a numerically built rectangular channel representing the unwounded channel of a single screw extruder. We also apply this method for assessing mixing quality of experimentally obtained samples when mixing a color concentrate in ABS resin in a single screw extruder. We discuss application of this technique in numerical simulations of processing equipment.
Alemaskin, Kirill; Camesasca, Marco; Manas-Zloczower, Ica; Kaufman, Miron; Kim, Eung Kyu; Spalding, Mark A.; Trumbull, Walter A.; and Swain, Robert D., "Entropic Mixing Characterization in a Single Screw Extruder" (2004). Physics Faculty Publications. 401.