Browsing Polymers Research Group Technical Report Series by Author "Giacomin, A. Jeffrey"
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Bubble Growth From First Principles
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Wu, Xianghong; Kolitawong, Chanyut; Aumnate, Chuanchom; Mix, Adam W. (20160705)We consider the simplest relevant problem in the foaming of molten plastics, the growth of a single bubble in a sea of highly viscous Newtonian fluid, and without interference from other bubbles. This simplest problem has ... 
Die Drool and Polymer Degradation
Hoy, Geoffrey S.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Gilbert, Peter H. (20150624)Die drool is an operational problem associated with polymer extrusion. Extrudate collects outside of the die, necessitating periodic disruptions for cleaning. There exists some debate as to the mechanism that produces ... 
Exact Analytical Solution for LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Kolitawong, Chanyut (20150316)When polymeric liquids undergo largeamplitude shearing oscillations, the shear stress responds as a Fourier series, the higher harmonics of which are caused by fluid nonlinearity. Previous work on largeamplitude oscillatory ... 
Exact Analytical Solution for LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow from Oldroyd 8Constant Framework: Shear Stress
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Kolitawong, Chanyut (201701)The Oldroyd 8constant model is a continuum framework containing, as special cases, many important constitutive equations for elastic liquids. When polymeric liquids undergo largeamplitude oscillatory shear flow, the shear ... 
Extruding Plastic Pipe From Eccentric Dies
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Kolitawong, Chanyut (20150525)To solidify plastic pipe, the pipe is transported through a long cooling chamber. Inside this chamber, inside the pipe, the plastic remains molten, and this inner surface solidifies last. The flow due to the selfweight ... 
Fourier Decomposition of Polymer Orientation in LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow
Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Gilbert, Peter H.; Schmalzer, Andrew M. (20150317)In our previous work, we explored the dynamics of a dilute suspension of rigid dumbbells as a model for polymeric liquids in largeamplitude oscillatory shear flow, a flow experiment that has gained a significant following ... 
Knuckle Formation From Melt Elasticity in Plastic Pipe Extrusion
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Kolitawong, Chanyut (201607)When plastic pipe is solidified, it proceeds through a long cooling chamber. Inside the chamber, inside the extrudate, the plastic is molten, and this inner surface solidifies last. Sag then happens inside this cooling ... 
LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear: Comparing ParallelDisk with ConePlate Flow
Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Gilbert, Peter H.; Merger, Dimitri; Wilhelm, Manfred (20140930)We compare the ratio of the amplitudes of the third to the first harmonic of the torque, T3/T1, measured in rotational paralleldisk flow, with the ratio of the corresponding harmonics of the shear stress, T3/T1, ... 
Macromolecular Origins of Fifth ShearStress Harmonic in LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow
Jbara, Layal M.; Gilbert, Peter H.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (201608)This study examines the simplest relevant molecular model of a polymeric liquid in largeamplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) flow: the suspension of rigid dumbbells in a Newtonian solvent. For such suspensions, the viscoelastic ... 
Molecular Origins of Higher Harmonics in LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow: Shear Stress Response
Gilbert, Peter H.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (20161101)Recent work has focused on deepening our understanding of the molecular origins of the higher harmonics that arise in the shear stress response of polymeric liquids in largeamplitude oscillatory shear flow. For instance, ... 
Normal Stress Differences from Oldroyd 8Constant Framework: Exact Analytical Solution for LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (201703)The Oldroyd 8constant framework for continuum constitutive theory contains a rich diversity of popular special cases for polymeric liquids. In this paper, we use part of our exact solution for shear stress to arrive at ... 
Normal Stress Differences in LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow for Dilute Rigid Dumbbell Suspensions
Schmalzer, Andrew M.; Bird, R. Byron; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (20140825)We examine the simplest relevant molecular model for largeamplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) flow of a polymeric liquid: the suspension of rigid dumbbells in a Newtonian solvent. We find explicit analytical expressions ... 
Orientation in LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear
Schmalzer, Andrew M.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (20140930)We examine the simplest relevant molecular model for largeamplitude oscillatory shear flow of a polymeric liquid: the dilute suspension of rigid dumbbells in a Newtonian solvent. We find explicit analytical expressions ... 
Padé Approximants for LargeAmplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow
Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Saengow, Chaimongkol; Guay, Martin; Kolitawong, Chanyut (20150317)Analytical solutions for either the shear stress or the normal stress differences in largeamplitude oscillatory shear flow, both for continuum or molecular models, often take the form of the first few terms of a power ... 
Plastic Pipe Solidification: Exact Solutions in Cylindrical Coordinates
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Poungthong, P.; Kolitawong, Chanyut; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (201512)For polymer melt solidification in plastic pipe extrusion, we perform an energy balance on the pipe extrudate in cylindrical coordinates to arrive at exact solutions for the temperature, and for the solidification rate. ... 
Polymer Fluid Dynamics: Continuum and Molecular Approaches
Bird, R. Byron; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (20160620)To solve problems in polymer fluid dynamics, one needs the equation of continuity, motion, and energy. The last two equations contain the stress tensor and the heatflux vector for the material. There are two ways to ... 
Reflections on Inflections
Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Gilbert, Peter H.; Kolitawong, Chanyut (20151111)In plastics processing, the single most important rheological property is the steady shear viscosity curve: the logarithm of the steady shear viscosity versus the logarithm of the shear rate. This curve governs the volumetric ... 
Slip Heating in Die Drool
Gilbert, Peter H.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (20140514)When molten plastic is extruded from a die, it can collect on the open die face. Called die drool, this phenomenon costs plastics manufacturers by requiring shutdown for die cleaning. This has been attributed to cohesive ... 
Slip Heating in Die Drool with Viscous Dissipation
Gilbert, Peter H.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (20141006)Plastics can buildup on the die lip during extrusion. This phenomenon is called die drool and can be costly for plastics producers, requiring periodic shutdowns for die cleaning. Die drool has been attributed to the ... 
Temperature Rise in a Verging Annular Die
Younes, Georges R.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Gilbert, Peter H. (20151207)Plastic pipes, tubes or catheters are extruded by pressure‑driven flows through annular dies. Whereas die lands are straight, the section connecting the die land to the extruder either converges or diverges, converging ...