Modeling and Optimization of Single Screw Extrusion for Thermoplastics

  • J. F. Agassant
  • B. Vergnes
  • E. Wey
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 302)


The single-screw extrusion of thermoplastics has been significantly improved during the last thirty years : the main advances are due to a better understanding of the physical phenomena occuring during the process, which has allowed mathematical modelling of the different functional zones : solid conveying, melting, pumping... Computation softwares are today capable of a complete description of the flow from the hopper to the die and permit to optimize process conditions or to solve scale-up problems.


Viscous Dissipation Solid Polymer Leakage Flow Melting Rate Screw Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Agassant
    • 1
  • B. Vergnes
    • 1
  • E. Wey
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux, Unité de Recherche Associée au CNRS n° 1374Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de ParisSophia Antipolis CedexFrance

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