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Finite Element Modelling of free-surface viscoelastic flow: theory and sample case studies

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In this thesis the development of a general finite element model for free surface viscoelastic flow is presented. The model uses the weighted residual finite element technique in conjunction with the VOF (volume of fluid) method in Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) and Eulerian frameworks for tracking free surface boundaries. Application of the developed model to two different case studies and obtained results are discussed and the capabilities of the model are demonstrated. The first case study is based on the simulation of an injection moulding process. The second case study is based on the modelling of a de-vulcanisation process used for recycling of rubber products. [Continues.]

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Chemical Engineering

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© Babar Ali

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2003

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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