Mixing characteristics of polymer melt in extrusion process


Grant Data
Project Title
Mixing characteristics of polymer melt in extrusion process
Principal Investigator
Dr Wong, Anthony Chi Ying   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Benkreira   (Co-principal investigator)
Duration
12
Start Date
1999-04-01
Completion Date
2000-03-31
Amount
72727
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
JRS99/09
Grant Type
UK/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
Funding Year
1998/1999
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.