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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2015, Article ID 714356, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/714356
Research Article

Dynamics Analysis of the Melt Conveying Process in a Novel Extruder

Zan Huang1,2,3

1School of Marine Engineering, Guangzhou Maritime Institute, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510725, China
2Department of Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3Center for Polymer Processing and Systems, HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute, Nansha, Guangzhou, Guangdong 511458, China

Received 23 August 2015; Revised 27 October 2015; Accepted 27 October 2015

Academic Editor: Matheus Poletto

Copyright © 2015 Zan Huang. 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.

Abstract

This study investigates dynamics of the melt conveying process in a novel extruder in which a polymer experiences a primarily elongational deformation field. The working principle of the novel extruder is completely different from that of conventional screw extruders. At the last stage of polymer processing in the proposed novel extruder, melt is conveyed through feeding and discharging processes. Here we present a mathematical model to analyze dynamics in the melt conveying process. Melt extrusion is primarily influenced by the position of vane chamber and the structural parameters of the novel extruder such as eccentricity.