Mixing characteristics of polymer melt in extrusion process
Dr Wong, Anthony Chi Ying (Principal investigator)
Professor Benkreira (Co-principal investigator)
HKU Project Code
UK/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
To provide a true reflection on the qualitative aspects of polymer mixing in single- and twin-screw extruders; to enhance our understanding on the fundamental mixing behaviour of polymer melt during extrusion, formulation of the related empirical model(s) will be attempted; to investigate the inter- and intra-relationship among the important variables including material properties, processing conditions and screw configurations etc. which are influential on the mixing quality of polymer melt; to provide guidelines for screw design optimization (single-screw and twin-screw) for improving polymer mixing quality.