volume 32, issue 19, P1411-1417 1992
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760321903
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Abstract: Abstract Co‐rotating, intermeshing twin screw extruders are widely used in polymer compounding and blending. Among the different modules of the co‐rotating twin screw extruder, the kneading discs are the dominant ones in determining mixing efficiency. The major difficulty in solving the flow problem in the kneading disc region arises from the complex geometry and the time‐dependent flow boundaries as the discs rotate. In this work, a fluid dynamics analysis package—FIDAP—using the finite element method was em…

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