A novel Approach to Simulate Melt Homogeneity in a Single-screw Plasticizing Unit of an Injection Molding Machine
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3rd Austrian-Slovenian Polymer Meeting
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In polymer processing both the thermal homogeneity and the optical- mechanical homogeneity (mixing quality) of the polymer melt play a key role on the part quality. For most injection molding applications mixing is performed in the single screw plasticizing unit of the injection molding machine. Thus, the quality of the product is strongly dependent on the ability of the plasticizing unit to generate a homogenous melt pool in the screws ante chamber. We present a new approach to investigate melt homogeneity in the screw chamber by means of CFD simulations.