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Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 236389, 12 pages
Study of Dynamic Flow and Mixing Performances of Tri-Screw Extruders with Finite Element Method
School of Mechanical Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, Liaoning 113001, China
Received 13 September 2012; Revised 10 December 2012; Accepted 9 January 2013
Academic Editor: Rehan Ahmed
Copyright © 2013 X. Z. Zhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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