INJECTION MOLDING SIMULATION OF A COMPRESSIBLE POLYMER


Tutar M., Karakus A.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER ENGINEERING, cilt.29, sa.6, ss.355-383, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/polyeng.2009.29.6.355
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF POLYMER ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.355-383

Özet

This study presents the 3-D simulation Solutions for mold insert polymer injection molding process. A more complete and robust numerical approach is developed by considering the effects of solidification, compressibility and viscosity changes for high-viscous non-isothermal polymer melt flow conditions. The generated user-defined functions are successfully incorporated into a volume of fluid (VOF) method, which is coupled with a finite volume approach, to represent a more realistic polymer melt flow simulations. A comprehensive high-resolution differencing scheme (CICSAM) is successfully adopted to capture the moving interface. The comparative numerical results demonstrate that the present numerical approach improves the accuracy of simulation predictions of 3-D compressible mold filling process and can be used with a confidence in simulating real molding flow conditions.