Numerical Analysis of Flow-Induced Crystallization in Film Blowing

Film-blowing is an industrially important process to produce plastic films at high processing speeds. The mechanical properties of the material (polymer) are changing with high pressure, temperature and flow induced crystallization.

The main aim of this project is to predict numerically the product quality under changing mechanical properties. We use computational modeling combined with realistic material data, to better understand the mechanism and dynamics of the process.

Researcher: H. Mercan, PhD.
Supervisors:
G.W.M. Peters, P.D. Anderson