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Title: Multi-scale modelling describing thermal behaviour of polymeric materials : scalable lattice-Boltzmann models based upon the theory of Grmela towards refined thermal performance prediction of polymeric materials at micro and nano scales
Author: Clark, Peter Graham
ISNI:       0000 0004 2747 9605
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2012
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Micrometer injection moulding is a type of moulding in which moulds have geometrical design features on a micrometer scale that must be transferred to the geometry of the produced part. The difficulties encountered due to very high shear and rapid heat transfer of these systems has motivated this investigation into the fundamental mathematics behind polymer heat transfer and associated processes. The aim is to derive models for polymer dynamics, especially heat dynamics, that are considerably less approximate than the ones used at present, and to translate this into simulation and optimisation algorithms and strategies, Thereby allowing for greater control of the various polymer processing methods at micrometer scales.
Supervisor: Not named Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Lattice-Boltzmann ; Polymer ; Mathematical model ; Numerical simulation ; Extrusion ; Thermal ; Micro ; Nano ; Micrometer injection moulding ; Polymer heat transfer