Experimental and Numerical Investigation for Simulation of Thermophysical Properties for Polypropylene 575 Polymer Melts in Single Screw Extruder

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May M. Ismail Sami D. Salman Shatha K. Muallah

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A numerical model for Polypropylene 575 polymer melts flow along the solid conveying screw of a single screw extruder under constant heat flux using ANSYS-FLUENT 17.2 software has been conducted. The model uses the thermophysical properties such as Viscosity, thermal conductivity, Specific heat and density of polypropylene 575 that measured as a function of temperature, and residence time data for process simulation. The numerical simulation using CFD models for single screw extruder and the polymer extrusion was analysed for parameters such as (thermal conductivity, specific heat, density and viscosity) reveals a high degree of similarity to experimental data measured. The most important outcome of this study is that geometrical, parameter and conditions have been obtained from the simulation used to minimize the size, cost and time of operation for extruder.


 

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ISMAIL, May M.; SALMAN, Sami D.; MUALLAH, Shatha K.. Experimental and Numerical Investigation for Simulation of Thermophysical Properties for Polypropylene 575 Polymer Melts in Single Screw Extruder. Al-Khwarizmi Engineering Journal, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 4, p. 72- 82, dec. 2018. ISSN 2312-0789. Available at: <http://alkej.com/index.php/en/article/view/742>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.22153/https://doi.org/10.22153/kej.2018.04.003.
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