Design & optimization of die body for polymer extrusion

Torekhan Saparov, Ualikhan Belgibay, Dichuan Zhang, Dongming Wei, Chen Nan Sun, Almagul Mentbayeva, Asma Perveen

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Polymer extrusion is one of the largest material manufacturing processes, which is deployed substantially in productions. The variety of the output product types is greatly attributed to the die part of the extruder because it is one of the essential components that shapes the material. The main purpose of this paper is to create a feasible and efficient design of the extrusion die, which would meet the design requirements and would be more convenient to use as well as have better performance compared to the existing design. In order to obtain adequate results, CAD model of the die bodies were created and simulated in the SolidWorks Plastics and COMSOL software. It is found from the results of the simulation that, proposed design demonstrated better performance in terms of uniformity of the flow at the outlet as well as pressure and temperature distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Engineering and Application II
EditorsMosbeh Kaloop
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035715149
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Conference on Material Engineering and Application, ICMEA 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 23 2019Aug 25 2019

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume841 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference4th International Conference on Material Engineering and Application, ICMEA 2019
CityKuala Lumpur


  • Die body
  • Polymer
  • Polypropylene
  • Uniform flow
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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