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Fundamentals of Global Modeling for Polymer Extrusion
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Optimization for Starve Fed/Flood Fed Single Screw Extrusion of Polymeric Materials

Polymer Processing Department, Faculty of Production Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Narbutta 85, 02-524 Warsaw, Poland
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Polymers 2020, 12(1), 149; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12010149 (registering DOI)
Received: 17 December 2019 / Revised: 5 January 2020 / Accepted: 6 January 2020 / Published: 7 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Screw Processing of Polymeric Materials)
A novel computer optimization system for flood fed/starve fed single screw extrusion of polymeric materials has been developed. This coupled system allows us to optimize single screw extrusion both flood fed and starve fed. Optimization is based on process simulation which is performed using global extrusion model GSEM (Global Screw Extrusion Model). The process is optimized with the use of GASEO (Genetic Algorithms Screw Extrusion Optimization) procedures which were developed using Genetic Algorithms. An example of optimization of extrusion process parameters has been presented to maximize extrusion output and minimize specific energy consumption. Optimization has been performed in a unique and original way in a coupled manner when both modes of feeding were allowed. The studies have shown that the optimal process is extrusion with starving. In this case, the global objective function reached the highest value, and extrusion throughput was relatively high and specific energy consumption was minimal. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymers; extrusion; optimization polymers; extrusion; optimization
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Nastaj, A.; Wilczyński, K. Optimization for Starve Fed/Flood Fed Single Screw Extrusion of Polymeric Materials. Polymers 2020, 12, 149.

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