Thermal homogeneity and energy efficiency in single screw extrusion of polymers. The use of in-process metrology to quantify the effects of process conditions, polymer rheology, screw geometry and extruder scale on melt temperature and specific energy consumption
SupervisorKelly, Adrian L.
Brown, Elaine C.
Coates, Philip D.
KeywordPolymer extrusion; Infrared thermometry; Rheology; Scale up; Melt temperature measurement; Extruder screw geometry; Energy efficiency; Thermocouple
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InstitutionUniversity of Bradford
DepartmentFaculty of Engineering and Informatics