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Title: Finite element analysis applied to polymer processing
Author: Nakazawa, S.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1982
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An application of the finite element method to a class of thermally coupled non-Newtonian viscous incompressible flow problems is attempted in the present work. We implement the reduced integration penalty function method and the balancing dissipation technique in the numerical computations. The results of theoretical numerical analysis for these approximations are briefly summarized and a few possible modifications to improve the numerical performance are suggested. A class of first order hyperbolics related to the deformation of fluid particles are also treated numerically using finite elements with the balancing dissipation. Several numerical examples are included to indicate the applicability of the present numerical solution to the flow and heat transfer in polymer melts.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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