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Abaqus Unified FEA
POLYFLOW Blow Molding
Slit-Die Rheology (1 Temperature, 1 Die)
A capillary rheometer is used where the capillary die apparatus is replaced with a slit-die configuration. Slit die rheology measures true viscosity v. shear rate. The experiment is free from errors due to entrance and exit losses but is time-consuming to perform. The pressure is recorded at two positions within the die, one near the inlet and one near the outlet.
By positioning additional pressure transducers at other locations within the die, it is also possible to check if the pressure drop of the melt inside the flow channel is linear or not. Measurements can also be made using dies of different thickness.
Viscosity v. shear rate data are reported for each test temperature.
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1 - kg of pellets
The data reported are useful in characterizing long glass fiber materials.