The algorithms are developed to predict the polymer melt front, gas front and solid layer in gas-assisted injection molding. The simulation of two-dimensional, transient, non-isothermal and high viscous flow between two parallel plates with the generalized Newtonian fluid is presented in detail. During solidification while an injection mold fills, a solid-liquid interface moves and a two-phase zone exists; an enthalpy model is used to predict this interface in the two-phase flow problem. The model takes into account the three-phase flow including the effects of the gas front, solid layer and polymer melt front.
|Number of pages
|International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
|Published - Jan 2001
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- General Chemical Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics