Authors Mostafaiyan, M. ; Wießner, S. ; Heinrich, G.
Title Study of dispersive and distributive mixing in a converging pipe
Date 13.07.2016
Number 50761
Abstract The creeping flow of a polymeric melt in a converging pipe is analyzed using an in-house finite element code. An introduced power-law model considers the shear thinning behavior of the viscous liquid. Furthermore, distributive and dispersive mixing processes are evaluated with the mean strain function and the Manas-Zloczower mixing index, respectively. Using a parametric study, the dependency of the mixing criteria on the rheological and geometrical factors is investigated. Finally, a new analytical expression for the evaluation of the distributive mixing is suggested, based on simplifying assumptions and a curve fitting method.<br /><br /><br />Read More:
Publisher International Polymer Processing
Citation International Polymer Processing 31 (2016) 327-335

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