A model of compression mold filling

C. L. Tucker, F. Folgar

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A model is proposed for the flow, reaction, and heat transfer during compression molding of thin, flat parts. The isothermal Newtonian version of the model is implemented using the finite element method, and is capable of handling arbitrary planar geometries. Automated mesh expansion and boundary condition modification allow the simulation to run without operator interaction. The model accurately predicts mold filling pattern for non‐Newtonian and non‐isothermal flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Engineering & Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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