A mathematical model is presented for the computer simulation of multilayer flow of polymer melts in coextrusion. The proposed model can handle an arbitrary number of layers. The viscosity of each layer is shear-rate and temperature dependent. Given the material properties, die dimensions, and process conditions, the model determines the flow field throughout the die gap. Computer simulations and experimental data are presented for a three-layer polyester/EVA/polyester film coextrusion, with emphasis on the i…
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