A non-Newtonian flow model for individual elements of a modular tangential counter-rotating twin screw extruder is developed. A non-Newtonian non-isothermal flow model for a composite modular machine is then described. Fill factor, pressure and temperature profiles along the axis of the twin screw machines were predicted for various modular screw configurations. Finally, experiments were carried out on the modular machine to verify the predictions. Generally, good agreement with the flow analysis was found.
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