CH5420 – Polymer Processing

CH5420 – Polymer Processing

Course Content:

Introduction to various polymer processing methods and machinery: Morphology and structuring of polymers; screw extrusion – geometry of the screw, simplified flat plate model, rectangular channel model, cylindrical channel model, helical channel model; Newtonian and non-Newtonian flows; isothermal, non-isothermal and adiabatic models.

Injection moulding – various parts of the mould, analysis of flow through mould cavity – various models, balancing of runners, calendering – Newtonian and non-Newtonian models, calendar fed with a finite sheet, normal stresses and viscoelasticity effects. Coating, mixing operations. Knowledge-based expert systems for modeling of polymer processing.


  1. J.F. Agassant, P. Avenar, J.Ph. Sergant, P.J. Correou. “Polymer processing” – Carl Hansen Verlag, Munich, 1991.
  2. C.L. Tucker, “Fundamental sof computer modeling for polymer processing” – Carl Hansen Verlag, Munich, 1989.