EFFECT OF FLIGHT CLEARANCE ON MIXING CHARACTERISTICS IN PLASTICATING EXTRUDERS.

David Wolf, Don H. White

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Abstract

This paper reports experimental data on the effect of flight clearance on the mixing characteristics of a laboratory extruder to assist in the proof of the rapidly developing theories of residence time distribution (RTD) and strain distribution functions (SDF). It is demonstrated that utilizing the RTD and SDF functions can be useful in analyzing mixing and dispersion systems in plasticating extruders. There is a need to correlate these techniques with independent quantitative measurements of mixing quality. Additional research is also needed in the development of laboratory techniques for measuring SDF experimentally, which is a very difficult problem. A diagram of the experimental extrusion system used in the investigation reported is included and test results are plotted and tabulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages439-442
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975
EventSPE Tech Conf, 33rd Annu, Proc - Atlanta, Ga
Duration: 5 May 19758 May 1975

Conference

ConferenceSPE Tech Conf, 33rd Annu, Proc
CityAtlanta, Ga
Period5/05/758/05/75

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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