On the prediction of crystallinity distribution in injection molded semi-crystalline thermoplastics

Jianxin Guo, Kwabena A. Narh

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Abstract

Injection molded semi-crystalline thermoplastic parts show variable morphologies across their thickness. Process parameters such as injection speed, mold temperature, and melt temperature, play an important role in forming these morphologies. The heat and shear history has a great effect on the crystallization process of the semi-crystalline plastics. In this study, different available crystallization models were used to predict the crystallinity distribution, and capabilities of the models compared. Based on the results from these models, a more realistic model, which considers stress relaxation during the crystallization process, is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-506
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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