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Numerical simulation of the flow field in the mixing section of a screw extruder by the lattice Boltzmann model

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The single-screw extruder is commonly used in polymer processing where the performance of the mixing section is significant in determining the quality of the final product. It is therefore of great interest to simulate the flow field in a single-screw extruder. In this paper the simulation is performed using the lattice Botlzmann model giving a fast and efficient numerical technique. The solution is compared to a finite difference and lattice gas simulation and found to give more accurate results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3323-3326
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume61
Issue number10
Early online date30 Jan 2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

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    Rights statement: NOTICE: this is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemical Engineering Science, [VOL 61, ISSUE 10, (2006)], 10.1016/j.ces.2005.11.070

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