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Finite element modelling of two- and three-dimensional viscoelastic polymer flows

Harlen, O., Jimack, P.K., Tenchevt, R. and Walkley, M.A. (2008) Finite element modelling of two- and three-dimensional viscoelastic polymer flows. In: Trends in Engineering Computational Technology. Computational Science, Engineering & Technology Series (20). Saxe-Coburg Publications, UK , pp. 81-101. ISBN 978-1-874672-40-1

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Abstract

We present an overview of a recently-developed finite element software tool for the simulation of non-Newtonian fluid flows arising in viscoelastic polymer melts. The software is based upon the use of quantitative macroscopic constitutive laws, defining the evolution of polymer stress, which contributes to the total fluid stress in the flow. A wide range of melt rheologies may be considered in this manner, and three specific examples are considered in this paper. In addition to providing a detailed overview of the software, a number of sample numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the capabilities of the code.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: polymermelts, viscoelastic flow, finite elementmethods, arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian meshes.
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences (Leeds) > School of Mathematics (Leeds) > Applied Mathematics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Yasmin Aziz
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 19:12
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Status: Published
Publisher: Saxe-Coburg Publications, UK
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4972

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