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Present Challenges in the Numerical Modeling of Polymer-forming Processes

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Impact Factor: 1.23). 12/2002; 80(6). DOI: 10.1002/cjce.5450800616
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The purpose of the present paper is to present an overview of the main progresses recently made in the numerical modeling of polymer-forming processes and to describe the challenges to overcome in the near future. Examples are presented in different domains, such as die extrusion, injection molding, film processing, reactive extrusion and pipe reinforcement. Cet article a pour but de présenter une vue d'ensemble des principaux progrès réalisés récemment dans la modélisation numérique des procédés de mise en forme des polymères et de décrire les défis à surmonter dans le proche avenir. Des exemples sont présentés dans différents domaines, tels l'extrusion au travers d'une filière, le moulage par injection, la mise en forme des films, l'extrusion réactive et le renforcement des conduites.

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