Numerical Practice in Polymer Processing

  • D. I. Bigio
  • M. Vincent
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 302)


Different numerical methods are used. Finite differences are simple and fast to apply, when the geometries are simple. Finite elements is the more often used method. It can be applied to complex geometries, with accurate constitutive equations. Three dimensional codes are computationally expensive. Boundary elements can be computationally inexpensive. Control volume is relatively computationally inexpensive. It is often used in injection molding softwares.


Boundary Element Polymer Processing Morphology Development Rheological Model Lagrangian Description 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Bigio
    • 1
  • M. Vincent
    • 2
  1. 1.Polymer Processing LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux, URA CNRS 1374Ecole des Mines de ParisSophia-Antipolis CedexFrance

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