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Melt flow behavior of polymer matrix extrusion for fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Sa'ude, Nasuha and Ibrahim, Mustaffa and Ibrahim, Mohd Halim Irwan (2014) Melt flow behavior of polymer matrix extrusion for fused deposition modeling (FDM). Applied Mechanics and Materials , 660. pp. 89-93. ISSN 1660-9336

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Abstract

This paper presents the melt flow behavior (MFB) of an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), High Density Polyethlene (HDPE), Polyproplene (PP) and a combination of ABS-Iron in the extrusion process. In this study, the effect MFB of variety's polymers and ABS mix with 10% Iron material was investigated based on the viscosity, density, thermal conductivity, melting temperature and specific heat material properties. The MFB of FDM system was investigated using Finite-Element Analysis (FEA) by ANSYS CFX 12. Based on the result obtained, it was found that, the material velocity increase when the nozzle diameter is smaller than the entrance diameter. The higher temperature distribution along the MFB of ABS mix with 10% Iron is 43.15 K compared with original ABS, which is 539.15K.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene; finite element analysis (FEA); fused deposition modeling (FDM); iron; melt flow behavior
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 08:14
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 08:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6272
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