• Fluid Elasticity in Plastic Pipe Extrusion: Loads on Die Barrel 

      Saengow, Chaimongkol; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey (2017-07)
      In large thick plastic pipe extrusion, the residence in the cooling chamber is long, and the melt inside the pipe sags under its own weight, causing the product to thicken on the bottom (and to thin on the top). To compensate ...
    • Temperature Rise in a Verging Annular Die 

      Younes, Georges R.; Giacomin, A. Jeffrey; Gilbert, Peter H. (2015-12-07)
      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 ...