The mathematical models so far available for describing the throughput behavior of plasticising extruders were developed with the assumption of a wall-adhering melt. There are, however, a series of plastic melts, and also elastomers, polymer suspensions, ceramic materials and food products that display wall slippage during processing. A mathematical model has been developed for this material behavior, which describes the flow behavior for the unidimensional, Newtonian, isothermal case. Apart from the development of the analytical model, the flow behavior of wall-slipping polymer melts was also analysed with the aid of finite element calculations (FEM). A comparison of the results for the pressure/throughput behavior shows that the calculation results tally very well for the two methods. It is thus possible to develop a procedure which makes it possible to describe the phenomenon of wall-slippage for the non-Newtonian, multi-dimensional, non-isothermal case.