# An extruder barrel has a diameter of 110 mm and a length of 3.0 m. The screw channel depth = 7.0 mm, and its pitch = 95 mm. The viscosity of the polymer melt is 105 Pa-s, and the head pressure in the barrel is 4.0 MPa. What rotational speed of the screw is required to achieve a volumetric flow rate of 90 cm3/s?

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An extruder barrel has a diameter of 110 mm and a length of 3.0 m. The screw channel depth = 7.0 mm, and its pitch = 95 mm. The viscosity of the polymer melt is 105 Pa-s, and the head pressure in the barrel is 4.0 MPa. What rotational speed of the screw is required to achieve a volumetric flow rate of 90 cm3/s?

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Step 1

Calculate the flight angle.

Step 2

Calculate the drag flow rate.

Step 3

Calculate the back...

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