Practical Aspects of Finite Element Modelling of Polymer Processing / Edition 1

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Providing a detailed reference that explains methodology and practice, Practical Aspects of Finite Element Modeling of Polymer Processing facilitates the transition from the theoretical treatment of the subject through to practical procedure via: *a descriptive approach that does not require knowledge of advanced mathematical topics

*a detailed methodology for finite element modeling of various polymer processing flows

*working equations of various polymeric flow models in co-ordinate systems, which can be directly translated into computer code

*modelling methods illustrated by worked examples. Computational fluid dynamics is a major investigative tool in the design and analysis of complex flow processes encountered in modern industrial operations. At the core of every computational analysis is a numerical method that determines its accuracy, reliability speed and cost effectiveness. The finite element method has been established as a powerful technique that provides these requirements in the solution of fluid flow and heat transfer problems.

This book develops finite element solution schemes for the governing equations of polymer processing flows and provides coverage of: *Equations of non-Newtonian fluids mechanics

*Weighted residual finite element methods

*Polymeric flow process modeling

*Working equations of finite element schemes

*Finite element software

*Computer simulations

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This book is directed towards postgraduate students and practicing engineers who wish to develop finite element codes for non-Newtonian flow problems arising in polymer processing operations. Avoiding in- depth discussions about non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and mathematical background of the finite element, the book focuses on the "parts and tools" required for assembling finite element models which have applicability in situations expected to arise under realistic conditions. Examples illustrate the application of finite element methods to industrial problems. Nassehi teaches computational modeling in the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471490425
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Vahid Nassehi is internationally renowned for his work in the field of computer modelling of complex flow processes. He is currently a Reader in Process Modelling in the Chemical Engineering Department of Loughborough University.
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Table of Contents

1 The Basic Equations of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 1
2 Weighted Residual Finite Element Methods - an Outline 17
3 Finite Element Modelling of Polymeric Flow Processes 71
4 Working Equations of the Finite Element Schemes 111
5 Rational Approximations and Illustrative Examples 141
6 Finite Element Software - Main Components 191
7 Computer Simulations - Finite Element Program 209
8 Appendix - Summary of Vector and Tensor Analysis 251
Author Index 267
Subject Index 269
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