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Theoretical and experimental studies of the processability of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene

Abstract : The development of new materials with improved properties seems to rely nowadays more on blending and compounding than on the synthesis of chemically new polymers. Mixing may have a great effect on the morphology and structure of multi-component polymer materials. Twin-screw extruders (TSE) are widely used as mixers/reactors for blending, compounding, and reactive processing. This work aimed at developing a new instrument to measure in real time the residence time distribution (RTD) which characterizes the axial mixing and transport abilities of different screw elements based on the analysis of the transient flow pattern and systematic evaluation of mixing theory in TSE. Distributive mixing of polymer melts is characterized by the generation of interfacial area, which is experimentally much more difficult to measure. This 3D numerical simulation based on CFD is adopted
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Jing-Gang Gai. Theoretical and experimental studies of the processability of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Other. Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, 2009. English. ⟨NNT : 2009INPL039N⟩. ⟨tel-01748912⟩

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