The three-dimensional Langrangian integral method is used to simulate the elastic end-plate instability that occurs in the rapid extension of some polymeric filaments between parallel plates. It is demonstrated that the upper convected Maxwell model describes the essential features of the instability.
Journal of Non-newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 1999, Vol 82, p. 189-202
Polymer Process; Numerical modelling
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IUTAM 98 Symposium of Viscoelastic Fluid Mechanics: Effects of Molecular Modelling, 1999